Twenty-nine RAF Air Cadets from nine different squadrons across Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing completed a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition last weekend. Fifteen cadets from 181 (City of … Continue Reading
On 27 July 2016 seven cadets and two staff flew to Reykjavik for the adventure of a lifetime. Their aim was to commemorate the ATC’s 75th Anniversary by successfully completing Iceland’s spectacular Landmannalaugar trail. They carried full expedition kit and camped out for five days. After the trail they hiked up to a glacier and went ice climbing with local guides before spending a day visiting natural hot springs.
The cadets were led on the Landmannalaugar trail by a qualified mountaineering instructor but, throughout the expedition, they had to make their own decisions about how the group’s budget was spent.
Exercise Northern Viking is another fantastic Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing overseas’ expedition. In 2017 cadets will go skiing in Bavaria, complete Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions in France and trek in the Canadian Rockies.