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  1. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Regiment

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) Regiment
    IN THE BEGINNING The RAF Regiment is to the RAF, what the Royal Marines are to the Royal Navy; it is the ground fighting force that enables its parent service to operate effectively from a safe environment. The RAF Regiment has its roots in the RAF Armoured Car Squadrons that protected the RAF in its Air Control role of preserving the...
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  2. Hampshire and IOW Air Cadets Compete Online!

    Hampshire and IOW Air Cadets Compete Online!
    Since the RAF Air Cadets were forced into a form of “hibernation” due to COVID  we have been working really hard as a Wing to continue to engage our Air Cadet Community. Hampshire and IOW Wing Air Cadets have around 1000 young people and 300 Adult Volunteers, and all of them are missing the contact time we usually have on...
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  3. Why Map Reading Is An Important Skill For a Cadet

    Why Map Reading Is An Important Skill For a Cadet
    MAPCRAFT - Learning Map Reading Skills Map reading is an interesting, useful skill to possess as a civilian, it can broaden your horizons and give you safe access to the countryside. Maps reach back through our nation's history and have always been important. As a cadet, you need to be proficiency at map reading and navigation is an important skill...
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  4. RAF Air Cadets - Shooting in the Cadets

    RAF Air Cadets - Shooting in the Cadets
    Shooting in the Air Cadets Service shooting is split into two distinct activities; shooting as a sport/competition shooting and qualification/operational firing. It is very difficult to try and treat them separately when you get down to the serious business of the skills required for shooting. However as a member of the Cadet Forces, competitive shooting is what you will be doing...
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  5. RAF Air Cadets - The History Behind the ATC

    RAF Air Cadets - The History Behind the ATC
    THE HISTORY OF THE AIR TRAINING CORPS Like many youth organisations in the UK the early formation of the Air Training Corps (ATC) was through the efforts of a few dedicated people, who could see the need to give young people the opportunity to experience the thrills of flying. In late 1918 two men, one an ex Royal Flying Corps...
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  6. Who are the RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC)?

    Who are the RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC)?
    Organisation of the Air Cadets The Air Training Corps (RAF Air Cadets) is a National voluntary youth organisation aimed at encouraging a practical interest in aviation, adventure and sport. It was established by Royal Warrant on the 5th February 1941. The age at which the cadet can join is year 8 or aged 13 and normally they leave at the...
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  7. Air Cadets Celebrate Completion of HQ Refurbishment

    Air Cadets Celebrate Completion of HQ Refurbishment
    Local Major Attends HQ Relaunch Event 2260 (Waterlooville) Sqn Air Cadets hosted a special event to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment works on their headquarters. Local mayor Elaine Shimbart was invited to the special event to see how the air cadets had used the money collected from various fundraising activities. 2260 Waterlooville) Squadron Air Cadets The air cadets were...
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  8. Air Cadet Reaches For The Stars!

    Air Cadet Reaches For The Stars!
    Air cadets from Sussex Wing ATC have just completed the trip of a lifetime! A NASA expedition, funded by the RAF Charitable Trust, has been run as part of the RAF100 celebrations. This enabled individuals from Air Cadet squadrons to travel to the Johnson Space Centre, Houston and undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities. The trip was part...
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  9. 1414 (Crowborough) Sqn Air Cadets Invite Cadet Direct To Run Bulling Workshop

    1414 (Crowborough) Sqn Air Cadets Invite Cadet Direct To Run Bulling Workshop
    C.I. Sue Hobbs, Squadron Adjutant from 1414 (Crowborough) Sqn invited Cadet Direct to visit and put on a polishing and bulling workshop for the Air Cadets. We were asked to demonstrate how to give parade shoes that all important mirror finish - an important requirement for parades such as Remembrance Sunday. The idea was to demonstrate that when equipped with the...
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  10. 261 (Guildford) Sqn Air Cadets Receive Grant

    261 (Guildford) Sqn Air Cadets Receive Grant
    Air Cadets at 261 (Guildford) Sqn have received a boost after gaining a grant from the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) for £1200.  The  Squadron received the funds to assist their adult staff to gain qualifications in a range of outdoor activities therefore providing enhanced learning opportunities for cadets. The motto of the Air Training Corps is Venture Adventure...
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