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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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Focus on volunteer qualifications: Drill Instructor

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 have spoken to officers, non-commissioned officers and civilian instructors who have undertaken a qualification through the organisation. We want to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s helped …

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ML course

Focus on volunteer qualifications: Mountain Leader

ML 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 qualification through the organisation, to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s …

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