South West Region

Newent Christmas Tree Competition

Newent Christmas Tree Competition

Each year, 186 (Newent) squadron takes part in Newent’s Christmas Tree Competition at St Mary’s Church. The entries are judged before deciding on the places. In the RAF’s centenary year, the 186 Squadron tree is aptly decorated with red, white and blue tinsel and same coloured planes, made by the cadets out of clothes pegs [Continue]

Winning sports at regional level

Winning sports at regional level

Last weekend four cadets from Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing represented the South West Region at the Inter Region Junior Football and Hockey Competition. Cadet Perkins, 2342 (Innsworth) Squadron, and Cadet Down, 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron, were part of the football team that won the competition for the first time in 7 years. A fantastic [Continue]

Commemorating the Centenary of WWI at Cheltenham Races

Commemorating the Centenary of WWI at Cheltenham Races

On Sunday 18 November, 55 cadets & staff from Gloucester, Quedgeley, Innsworth, Cheltenham, Bishop’s Cleave and Tewkesbury Squadron‘s joined in a joint services parade at the Cheltenham Races to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the “Gloucesters” who fought. The cadets marched alongside both veterans [Continue]

Thames Valley Wing visit to Ypres

Thames Valley Wing visit to Ypres

A party of cadets and staff from Thames Valley Wing joined Hants and IOW Wing on a trip to the WW1 sites around Ypres in Belgium this weekend. The trip included visits to several WW1 cemeteries where the cadets were able to lay crosses and pay their respects. With the approach of the 100th Anniversary [Continue]

Successful Wing Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Weekend

Successful Wing Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Weekend

Twenty-nine RAF Air Cadets from nine different squadrons across Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing completed a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition last weekend. Fifteen cadets from 181 (City of Gloucester) Squadron, 186 (Newent) Squadron, 1245 (Cirencester) Squadron, 1860 (East Bristol) Squadron, 2328 (Bishop’s Cleeve) [Continue]

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  • Cadets and Staff from 13 City of Exeter Sqn travelled
  • The day continues with banner drill from Dorset  Wilts
  • The day begins with Thames Vally first up for inspection
  • Last weekend saw cadets compete in the Regional First Aid
  • RAF Museum Hendon with hantsiowwingrafac at summer camp at rafhaltonofficial
  • Congratulations to 7OS Jersey Squadron for winning the Morris Trophy
  • Cadets from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing took part
  • SW Region with their haul of trophies from Copes Athletics
  • Some photos of our Bag Pack in various Morrisons accross