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The Torch flies across Dorset, Wiltshire and overseas!

The Torch flies across Dorset, Wiltshire and overseas!

from contributions by Flight Lieutenant Roger Starling, Wing Media Communications Officer, and Flight Lieutenant Leighton Jenkins, 7 Overseas Jersey Squadron.   The Torch arrived at Bournemouth Aviation Museum for the ceremonial hand-over from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing. The Deputy Mayor of Christchurch was present for [Continue]

Around Bristol and Gloucestershire with the Torch

Around Bristol and Gloucestershire with the Torch

from an article by Squadron Leader Maurice Thompson, Media Communications Officer, Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing on the wing web page.   The national Air Cadet 75th Anniversary Torch was handed by Dorset Wiltshire Wing to alumni Mr Tony Eve, a retired ACO officer, and Cadet Dimond of 1446 Cleveden Squadron at [Continue]

From the Clifton Suspension Bridge through Somerset to Dartmoor with the Torch

From the Clifton Suspension Bridge through Somerset to Dartmoor with the Torch

from a press release by Squadron Leader Dave Rolfe, Media Communications, Devon Somerset Wing, also published on the wing web page.   The Torch is a symbol of enlightenment towards training and today’s Air Cadets are provided with aviation based training which is not only fun, but will be of benefit to them in military [Continue]

Arnhem Bound

Arnhem Bound

Submitted by Flight Lieutenant Nigel Furlong, OC 2210 Cowley Squadron, Thames Valley Wing On 1st September 2016, 61 cadets and volunteer staff of Thames Valley Wing will travel to Arnhem in the Netherlands to participate in the 70th Anniversary Airborne March commemorating the battle for Arnhem in 1944 – made famous by the movie ‘A [Continue]

A CELEBRATION OF GENERATIONS – 75 YEARS OF AIR CADETS IN ABINGDON

A CELEBRATION OF GENERATIONS – 75 YEARS OF AIR CADETS IN ABINGDON

Text and photograph via Sqn Ldr Chris Breward, Sector Commander, Thames Valley Wing Air Cadet Squadrons the country over celebrated the RAF Air Cadets’ 75th anniversary on Sunday. For 2121 (Abingdon) Squadron, based in Oxfordshire, their parade from Dalton Barracks to Shippon Church was a celebration of generations. Forming the 42 [Continue]

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