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City Hall Remembrance Service

Last weekend, cadets from 56 (Woolwich) Squadron were given an invitation to attend the Greater London Authority Service of Remembrance at London City Hall.

The Service of Remembrance was an opportunity to mark the sacrifice made by the members of the London government organisations who died on active military service. The very Rev Andrew Nunn the Dean of Southwark Cathedral …

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

Today, 132 cadets had the honour of taking part in the Lord Mayor’s Parade in Central London. For over 800 years the newly elected Lord Mayor of London has made his or her way from the City to distant Westminster to swear loyalty to the Crown. Over the centuries this journey grew into the riotous mediæval pageant known to all …

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RAF Air Cadets on the red carpet!

Earlier this week, cadets from across LASER had the honour of representing the RAF Air Cadets at The Pride of Britain Awards, providing a guard of honour on the red carpet. The show will air on 7 November, on ITV at 8pm.

Cadets came from 282 (East Ham) Squadron, 308 (Colchester) Squadron, 1846 (Southall) Squadron, and 2433 (Ramsgate & Manston) …

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LASER tops the shooting scores at CISSAM

Each year cadets from the Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadets, and RAF Air Cadets come together to compete in the Cadet Inter Services Skill at Arms Match (CISSAM).

This three day event sees cadets firing the L98A2 Cadet General Purpose Rifle, and the Light Support Weapon (LSW) in a series of different matches. 2017 saw a number of entries from …

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Faversham Squadron welcomes back top Royal Marine

Major General Robert Magowan CBE, Commandant General Royal Marines has returned to his roots, at a LASER Air Cadet squadron. 36 years ago, 13 year old Faversham teenager Robert Magowan joined his local Air Cadet squadron in Faversham. On Tuesday 18th July, his old cadet unit, 1242 (Faversham) Squadron welcomed him back as reviewing officer of their annual inspection in …

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Charitable grant provides new opportunities for Guildford cadets

Air Cadets in Guildford are getting new experiences thanks to a grant from the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT).  261 (Guildford) Squadron received £1200 from the RAFCT, to help their adult volunteers gain nationally recognised qualifications that allow them to provide new activities to the cadets.

The motto of the Air Training Corps is Venture Adventure, so naturally adventurous outdoor activities …

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Focus on volunteer qualifications: Mountain Bike Leadership Award

Sgt Wilson and mountain bike

In a new series of articles, London & South East Region (LASER) Air Cadets will be exploring some of the qualifications available for adult volunteers in the RAF Air Cadets. We will be speaking to officers, non-commissioned officers and civilian instructors who have undertaken a course through the organisation, to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s …

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RIAT cadet pilot

First to fly – RIAT record for Middlesex Air Cadet

RIAT cadet pilot

Three lucky RAF Air Cadets have joined Aircrew from around the world and made their own bit of history. The three proud cadets became the first to fly in to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).

Cadet Sergeant Adam Durrell, aged 17, achieved his Private Pilots’ License (PPL) earlier this year. Watched by his proud mother Jackie Durrell, a Civilian …

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Qualified RCO - short range course

Focus on volunteer qualifications: Short Range RCO

Qualified RCO - short range course

In a new series of articles, London & South East Region (LASER) Air Cadets will be exploring some of the qualifications available for adult volunteers in the RAF Air Cadets. We will be speaking to officers, non-commissioned officers and civilian instructors who have undertaken a course through the organisation, to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s …

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