South West Region

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Staff Development

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Staff Development

On 10th February 5 staff completed an Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) course. This one day course offered within Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing trains our volunteers to assess Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver Expeditions. The course candidates came from 2152 (Downend) Detached Flight, 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron, [Continue]

Qualification Successes

Cadets within Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing have been busy gaining formal qualifications and enhancing their CV. The cadets have been supported by their squadrons to complete a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community. Well done to:D Abbott of 125 (Cheltenham) SquadronE Mathieson of 614 (Lydney) [Continue]


During a recent visit to RAF Marham Air Cadets and volunteer staff of 1064 (Honition) Squadron were given a tour of the base by ex-Honiton cadet Flt Lt Nathan Shawyer. Nathan was the last RAF pilot to be trained to fly the Tornado Multi Role Combat air... [Continue]

Gliding and Weapon Training with 181

Gliding and Weapon Training with 181

Over the weekend, cadets from 181 squadron were taken to RAF Little Rissington and given the opportunity to fly the cadet glider, the Grob Viking. After a morning of initial training on the facilities simulator, and practising parachuting drills, cadets were able to get airborne in the winch launched glider. [Continue]

New Crest For Bridgwater Air Cadets

Air Cadets, parents and staff of 65 (Bridgwater & District) Squadron were recently joined by guests including members of the Royal British Legion and the Town’s Mayor, Cllr Diogo Rodrigues during the unveiling of the squadron’s newly designed crest... [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