Over the weekend, cadets from 181 took part in a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze Expedition from Bishop’s Cleave, camping overnight at Prescott. The DofE is separated into 4 key assessment criteria; voluntary, physical, skills, and the expedition. All parts of the DofE scheme are led by the individual with the expedition at Bronze taking […]
Cadets from 181 and 2322 squadrons enjoyed going gliding on Saturday at RAF Little Rissington. The cadets were able to build upon their first class knowledge by learning about the axis of movement of the aircraft and how lift is generated to result in movement. Before getting airborne, the cadets were sent to test their […]
On Tuesday, 181 squadron visited MoD St Athan to experience flying the RAF training aircraft, the Grob Tutor. Each cadet had a 45 minute flying session where they were taught with practical demonstrations how the controls of the aircraft work to pitch, roll and yaw the aircraft and the impacts on the controls with G-Force. […]
Cadets from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Dowty, Tewkesbury and Lydney squadrons participated in a parade through Gloucester city centre on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the RAF100. Thank you to Ray Bunnage of RAFA Gloucester for putting everything together and organising the day. You may have even seen our wing’s mobile base located in Kings Square throughout the day, […]
Over the weekend, 181 were invited to help out at Cool Aeronautics, an annual event held at the Jet Age Museum. There were plenty of activities and showcases put on by local aviation businesses from across the county which the cadets were able to take part in.
City of Gloucester Squadron were invited to join Newent Squadron on their annual remote control model flying evening, hosted by Newent and District Model Aircraft Club. The cadets all had the opportunity to control several aircraft ranging from chuck gliders, to petrol and electric powered RC aircraft.
For Bank Holiday Monday, cadets from 181 and 2322 squadron arranged to take a group of cadets to the museum at RAF Cosford, who were holding an open day to celebrate the RAF’s 100th year.
Thanks to all those who attended Project Propeller and Armed Forces Day hosted by the Jet Age museum on the 23rd and 24th June. Those involved helped the day run smoothly, making the day even more memorable for our veterans. Below we have received an email from one of the event organisers, Harry Burgoyne. I had […]
Each year, Great Western Railway volunteers hold wartime in the Cotswolds over stations between Cheltenham and Toddington. The day offers its patrons a day pass on the steam train, ferrying customers between the stations, and a unique insight into what life was like during World War 2. The show is filled with enthusiasts and paraphernalia […]
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the ATC. Started in 1938 as the ADCC (Air Defence Cadet Corps) by J.A. Chamier, the ATC was oficially formed in 1941 in recognition of their help and support towards the RAF throughout the outbreak of WW2. To celebrate, the ATC held a torch relay around all squadrons throughout […]