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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]

Gliding at Little Rissington

Gliding at Little Rissington

Cadets from 181 (City of Gloucester) Squadron and 2322 (Dowty) Squadron enjoyed going gliding on Saturday 18 August at RAF Little Rissington. The cadets were able to build upon their First Class knowledge by learning about the axis of movement of the aircraft and how lift is generated to result in movement. Before getting airborne, [Continue]

Air Cadets start to gain their ‘wings’!

Air Cadets start to gain their ‘wings’!

Several cadets from across the Wing were awarded their Blue Wings on the 8th July whilst at 637 Volunteer Gliding School at RAF Little Rissington. This followed a ground lecture and instruction on the new Part Task Trainer. By chance they also had a fly past by the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial … Continue reading "Air Cadets [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]

Australian Air Force Cadets’ 75th Anniversary

Australian Air Force Cadets’ 75th Anniversary

  Our friends in today’s Australian Air Force Cadets are also celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2016. Like ourselves the RAAF Air Training Corps was formed in February 1941. Their brief history shows a remarkably similar story, not only of their World War II originals but also of their subsequent adaptation to the changing [Continue]

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