On top of the normal Cadet Qualification Training Syllabus the squadron and the Air Cadet Organisation provides many other opportunities and activities for the cadets to take part in:

Target Shooting
Aircraft Recognition
Model Making
Radio Communications
First Aid Qualifications

Every year there are chances to visit RAF Stations:

Easter/Summer Camps – once qualified as a First Class cadet you can take part week long camps at RAF stations around the UK.

Overseas Camps – the chance to spend time in Cyprus, Gibraltar or even Germany.

The Squadron is keen on providing Adventurous training and our cadets have been rock climbing, hill walking, canoeing, and the squadron is especially known for its very successful orienteering teams. The cadet organisation also can provide opportunities for parachuting, sailing, even horse riding!

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25, consisting of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Air Cadets who meet the age criteria can join the award scheme.

Each award is broken down into 4 areas (5 for gold) which participants must complete successfully to receive their award.
These are:-

Service – Helping others in the local community.
Expeditions – Training for, and planning of a journey.
Skills – Demonstrate ability in almost any hobby, skill or interest
Physical Recreation – Sport, dance and fitness.
Residential Project – (Gold Award only) A purposeful enterprise with young people not previously known to the participant.

The Award is widely recognised, it helps demonstrate that award holders are keen to take on new challenges, have a higher level of self confidence than their counterparts, have leadership qualities with the added experience of teamwork.

BTEC Qualification

BTEC in Aviation Studies We now offer a BTEC in Aviation Studies to cadets who successfully complete the training syllabus. This nationally recognised qualification (can be used as a science requirement for RAF entry) will be a great addition to your CV upon leaving school/college, whatever career you wish to pursue.

Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development or Diploma in Music for Practical Performance. The BTEC is available to any cadet between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age. The cadet may take up to two years from registration to complete the award and qualifying activity prior to registration can be considered. During the Teamwork and Personal Development course cadets: prepare CV’s; learn about fitness and food; learn about the armed forces and how to apply for jobs and gain interview skills – all valuable life skills. Also the course can help in applications to college, universities and even employment. They are FREE courtesy of the CVQO!!