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Sussex Wing expedition earns top prize

Sussex Wing are celebrating, after being recognised by the Ulysses Trust in their annual awards. Exercise YUKON ADVENTURE was selected as the 2016 winner of the Prince of Wales’s Best Expedition Award in the cadet category.

Exercise YUKON ADVENTURE was a demanding expedition which saw 8 cadets and 4 staff from Sussex Wing, spend 10 days canoeing 369km down the Yukon, led …

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AIR CADETS ENJOY SKI TRIP TO AUSTRIA

Air Cadets and staff from across the London & South East Region have enjoyed a week of ski-ing and activities in Zell am See, Austria.   They were joined for the first time by Regional Commandant, Group Captain Al Lewis who sent this feedback: “And so ends (for me at least, they have one more day), the @aircadetslaser ski trip. Great to …

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Silver success for joint Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition

Spring is in the air, and as the weather gets warmer and the evening gets lighter – the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition season has also kicked off.  In the first week of April, Middlesex Wing joined forces with Herts & Bucks Wing, to complete a challenging joint expedition on Dartmoor.

The 17 cadets spent the first day receiving some …

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AIR CADET USES FIRST AID SKILLS AND IS PRAISED BY MUM AS “MY LITTLE HERO”

The quick thinking actions of Matthew Zander from 106 (Orsett Hundred) Squadron in using first aid skills learnt as an Air Cadet are praised by his proud mum. Matthew applied the first aid skills he had learnt just a week before during a St. John Ambulance Youth First Aid Training Course. Shocked Matthew summoned help from shop staff, asking them to call an ambulance, whilst he moved items from around his mother to prevent injury. After Mrs Zanders stopped fitting Matthew placed his mother into the recovery position and maintained her airway. …

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SURREY AIR CADETS GET THEIR WINGS THROUGH NEWLY INTRODUCED SYLLABUS

Air Cadets from Surrey Wing have become some of the first cadets in the country to gain the new RAF Air Cadets Blue Aviation Wings.
The 12 teenagers from 1408 (Dorking) Squadron and 1408 (Cranleigh) Detached Flight were the first in Surrey to complete the three stages of the newly introduced syllabus. First the cadets had to complete a …

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FORMER HAILSHAM AIR CADET RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Nic Fenn, a former air cadet, has returned to 249 (The Millennium Squadron) Hailsham to talk to the cadets about his life in the Royal Air Force. Nic, or Flying Officer Nic Fenn as he is correctly known in the RAF, was the youngest in his intake and therefore is ‘on hold’ at RAF Brize Norton with 47 Squadron, awaiting …

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ATC SUNDAY WITH LONDON & SE REGION AIR CADETS

Air Cadets celebrated ATC Sunday in London & South East Region, and led by Kent Wing Marching Band, have paraded their banner, carried and escorted by cadets from 261(Guildford) Squadron, from Lincoln’s Inn Fields to St Clement Danes. The parade consisted of cadets and adult representatives from all six Wings in the Region – London, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, Essex …

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Sussex Wing Yukon Expedition

Eight Air Cadets and four staff from Sussex Wing undertook an expedition to Yukon Territory of Canada to complete a 369km self-sufficient paddle in open canoes from Quiet Lake to Carmacks near the Arctic Circle over a 10 day period.
Two years in planning, training and fundraising, made possible thanks to massive support from the Ulysses Trust, RAF Charitable Trust and …

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LASER AIR CADETS – FLYING SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1. AIR CADET PILOT SCHEME (ACPS)
2. AIR CADET AIR EXPERIENCE FLYING COURSE (ACAEFC)
3. AIR CADET PILOT NAVIGATION TRAINING SCHEME (ACPNTS)

Applications for the above courses, which start in April 2017 are open to cadets over 16 for the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme, and for ACAEFC or ACPNTS scholarships cadets must be no younger than 18 years …

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AUSTRALIA VISIT BY SUSSEX CADETS

Australia visit by Sussex Cadets

A chance meeting in Fiji some years ago with Corporal Annie Rutyna of the Australian Air Force Cadets has led to a memorable exchange visit to the Sunshine Coast this year led by Flight Lieutenant Maria Muggridge with 26 cadets and staff from 45F(Worthing), 88 (Battle), 176 (Hove) and 2262 (Bexhill) Squadrons.

The culmination of two years of planning, with …

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