South West Region

Armed Forces Day Bristol 2019

Armed Forces Day Bristol 2019

This morning, the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, joined members of the City of Bristol and the Armed Forces in a flag-raising ceremony at Bristol City Hall. The event marks the start of Armed Forces week which leads up to Armed Forces Day, the national day of recognition and support for all [Continue]

Excellent Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Excellent Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Twenty eight RAF Air Cadets from nine different Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing units completed their Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions in beautiful countryside in the Bath and North Somerset area. Thirteen cadets completed their bronze award qualifying expeditions walking at least six hours a day for two days and camping [Continue]

BIRTHDAY HONOURS AWARD FOR EXMOUTH SQUADRON VOLUNTEER

Flt Lt Terry Knights RAFVR(T) (Retired), has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his voluntary service to young people and the community in Exmouth. Mr Knights now 87, has been involved with 299 (Exmouth... [Continue]

Normandy Trip 2019

Normandy Trip 2019

Over the past week, cadets and staff from across Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing of the Air Training Corps have been in Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Operation Overlord. 27 cadets deployed and undertook a variety of activities to provide a broad insight into how the Battle of Normandy unfolded and [Continue]

Air Experience Flying

Air Experience Flying

On Tuesday, cadets from Gloucester, Dowty, Newent, and Tewkesbury squadron’s were taken flying in the RAFs Grob Tutor at MoD St Athan. With clear skies throughout the day, the cadets were able to fly up-to their fourth sortie, allowing some of the cadets to experience more advanced manoeuvres such as stall-turns,... [Continue]

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