Last week Pilot Officer Paul Morton from 352 Burnley Squadron attended the Adult Training Facility to complete his Officers Initial Course (OIC).
Whilst on the course, Plt Off Morton developed his leadership ability and gained further insight into Health and Safety, Safeguarding and management.
The course culminated at a graduation ceremony which took place at College Hall Officers Mess (CHOM) at Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to d
Congratulations to Cdt Joseph Roman from 370 North Sheffield Squadron, who has completed the wing Coast to Coast expedition, cycling along the Trans Pennine Trial from Southport to Hornsea.
Cdt Roman has been training for this expedition since January along with 14 other cadets from all across the wing. This was a massive undertaking for all involved, covering a distance of over 200 miles in 5 days in high temperatures.
Well done from all at 370 squadron!
This past weekend, 16 cadets and 12 staff members from several squadrons in Durham Northumberland Wing took part in a Fieldcraft Training Weekend at Warcop Training Camp. The purpose of the weekend was to test a programme of Fieldcraft Lessons with Weapons, with a view to this becoming the normal training practice. Cadets and Staff were issued with L98A2 weapons, with blank firing attachments and blank magazines, but no Blanks or Pyrotechnics were used. All Cadets and Staff a
A group of Longbenton Air Cadets we’re fortunate to be able to trek through the Swiss Alps, this summer.
The team of seven cadets and two RAF Air Cadets adult volunteers successfully trekked their way through the Swiss Valleys, spending their nights in mountain huts.
The youngsters had to undertake a rigorous selection process, which involved completing a series of exercises aimed at testing their map reading skills, campcraft skills, first aid, fitness and leadership ski
In July each July the Royal Air Force Air Cadets run week-long Leadership Courses at RAF Cranwell, aiming to:
a. To provide leadership training for cadet NCOs or potential NCOs so that they may return to their units as better leaders.
b. To teach leadership training methods to improve this training at unit level.
c. To improve the standard of drill commands, especially among the less experienced cadets.
d. To foster greater understanding and co-operation between the s
This week has been busy one for 318 Sale Squadron - Air Training Corps, with a member of staff teaching first aid for Region, a cadet returning from Canada and departing on a Gold Cyber course, and cadets leaving for National Drill and Ceremonial Camp. This weekend, 14 of our cadets have also attended RAF Linton on Ouse, to complete training at the Air Operations Acquaintance Centre.
The AOAC is a North Region and Corps facility which provides simulator-based training in op
What did you do last weekend?
On Sunday, 11 cadets from 1338 Seaham squadron visited the brand-new Durham Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Wing Activity Centre (WAC) to make use of the amazing facilities!
The WAC provides squadrons with the resources to run "out of the box activities" and they made full use of this.
Throughout the day, sessions were conducted using: the flight simulators in the aerospace suite; MTA STEM kits; UHF Radios in the cyber, communications and co
This weekend cadets from across Durham Northumberland Wing descended on Wathgill Ranges to improve their marksmanship skills.
With plenty of rounds heading down the range all cadets had the chance to improve their shooting skills.
Well done to all cadets who achieved their Trained Shot Badge during the shoot and we hope to see you back to get your marksman award next time.
If you’re a cadet and interested in taking part in these shooting events you should speak to your
FS Emilia Gajda from 318 Sale Squadron recently returned from the trip of a lifetime on the International Air Cadet Exchange to Canada. Here's her write up of the adventure...
"Having recently just come off an 18-day exchange trip in Canada, it is safe to say that it is easily one of the best things I’ve done with the Air Cadets. It was an absolute honour to meet Air Cadets from eleven different countries, all with a large range of different backgrounds but with a common in
Following the introduction of the Cyber specialism within the progressive training syllabus, the Royal Air Force Air Cadets have established a week-long course to deliver the programme for the gold level of attainment: Advanced Cyber Specialist Qualification. The course is delivered by the Royal Air Force No 1 Radio School at RAF Cosford, and with only two courses each year, for just 12 cadets the selection process for candidates is strict and demands high standards of achiev