A very respectable number of cadets from 649 (Durlsey) Squadron are proud to have achieved their Blue Flying Wings, and are on their way in their flying training. This was achieved over a number of … Continue Reading
RAF Air Cadets from Northern and Southern Ireland, Scotland, Jersey and across the UK, have just taken part in a fantastic Alpine skiing exercise in Germany. Over the February half term holiday, 120 cadets took part in the exercise, named Alpine Adventure, which has now been staged in Bavaria for 20 consecutive years.
Most cadets had never put on skis before but by the end of the week they were able to emulate Ski Sunday by taking part in a slalom they also achieved different levels of Snowlife Awards. During the week cadets skied at four different ski areas, including one in Austria, and enjoyed sunny weather for five out of the six days. The cadets also visited a swimming complex with spectacular slides, went ten pin bowling and took part in a Gala Night. Last year Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, saw for herself the amount of dedication and effort applied by the attending staff which accumulated in a Commandant’s Commendation for those who attended, a true testament to its success.
Alpine Adventure, organised by Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing, now involves a large number of other Wings. This year an Alpine Ski Leader (ASL) course ran in parallel to build up the number of volunteer ski leaders for the future. Plans are now being made for 2018 and any new staff interested can find more information here or contact the Project Officer, Flight Lieutenant SallyAnne Grimshaw via firstname.lastname@example.org.