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Top Award to Devon Air Cadet

Top Award to Devon Air Cadet

from a press release forwarded by Squadron Leader Dave Rolfe, Media Communications Officer, Devon Somerset Wing ATC At a recent award ceremony Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, presented the prestigious “Dacre Sword” to nineteen year old Cadet Warrant Officer Jake Rosen at the headquarters of 1064 Honiton [Continue]

Duke of Westminster Award – Inspiration, Application, Selection, Award

Duke of Westminster Award – Inspiration, Application, Selection, Award

  Contribution written by Cadet Flight Sergeant Eloise Robertson, 2509 Chipping Sodbury Squadron, Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing “Way back in August 2013, I met Cadet Sergeant Kayleigh Fisher on a drill instruction course.  She told me about her journey with the Duke of Westminster’s Award run by CVQO to find the best [Continue]

Farewell to Long-serving Air Cadet Chaplain

Farewell to Long-serving Air Cadet Chaplain

from a press release by Flight Lieutenant Roger Starling, MCO, Dorset Wiltshire Wing. Reverend Paul MacCarty has retired after serving for 37 years as Chaplain of 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron. Paul, age 79, whose interest in aviation started when he was five years old, says: “I have always been a great supporter of the Air [Continue]

BROTHER OF MAN WHO LED VITAL ‘D-DAY’ GLIDER MISSION JOINS 300 AT MEMORIAL SERVICE IN DORSET

BROTHER OF MAN WHO LED VITAL ‘D-DAY’ GLIDER MISSION JOINS 300 AT MEMORIAL SERVICE IN DORSET

A contribution authored by and photographs copyright of Andrew Wright, Wareham The brother of a brave soldier who led a vital and dangerous mission to Normandy just minutes into ‘D-Day’ 1944,  joined 300 people for a poignant commemorative service at the former RAF Tarrant Rushton Airfield from which the Army officer flew in [Continue]

BG WING AIR CADETS’ D-DAY EXPEDITIONS

BG WING AIR CADETS’ D-DAY EXPEDITIONS

Twenty six Air Cadets from Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing have completed Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions visiting historic sites in Normandy days before the 70th anniversary of D-Day.   The cadets trekked on foot for three days across the coast and countryside liberated in the Allied invasion of Europe before [Continue]

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