On Sunday, the annual Wing Athletics was held at Blackbridge Jubilee Athletics Track in Gloucester. 181 cadets placed 3rd overall in the girls junior class, and took home a total of 7 medals, as well as placing for regional Athletics events in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, a group of 11 cadets from 181 squadron visited the Duxford Imperial War Museum. Arriving at 10am, the cadets had plenty of time to explore the 6 hangars at Duxford, and were able to board a Concorde prototype, and a BOAC Comet, before taking a look inside a DeHavilland Chipmunk which was the […]
181 were invited to join Melksham squadron on their arranged fieldcraft training weekend ‘Exercise Joint Thunder’, led by the squadron’s commanding officer Flt Lt McKay RAFAC. During the weekend, the cadets were taught camp skills, including; camp cooking, cleanliness, and camp citing and pitching of a basha tent. The cadets lived off MoD 24hr ration […]
Over the weekend, cadets from 181 squadron were taken to RAF Little Rissington and given the opportunity to fly the cadet glider, the Grob Viking. After a morning of initial training on the facilities simulator, and practising parachuting drills, cadets were able to get airborne in the winch launched glider. Additionally, a group of cadets […]
On Sunday, cadets visited Birmingham for the annual International Military Tattoo. The show consisted of several international acts, including; the Russian cadets, Polish Border Guards, and the Austrian military, as well as the UK participants, including continuity drill from the RAF Air Cadets and the National Air Cadet Band, joined by 2322’s own Cadet Corporal […]
Following on from Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November, 55 Air Cadets from Gloucester, Quedgeley, Innsworth, Cheltenham, Bishop’s Cleave and Tewkesbury Squadron’s joined in a joint service parade at the Cheltenham races to commemorate the Centenary of WWI and the Gloucester’s that fought in it. We were honoured to see the new Lord Lieutenant for […]
Yesterday evening, 181 squadron hosted a Halloween party. Joined by Dowty and Newent Sqn, prizes were awarded for best costume and best carved pumpkin, followed by a disco and food.
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 […]
Over the weekend, cadets from Gloucester squadron took part in parades and services to commemorate the Battle of Britain. We were invited to join Newent squadron on the Saturday at the Newent town church for a service to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. On the Sunday, we were invited to join Cheltenham squadron at […]
Cadets from 181 squadron joined in the wings annual swimming tryouts. Well done to everyone who took part – 181 managed to take home the senior males trophy and in-total achieved 5 medals.