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Regional Competition Day

This weekend saw cadets from around London & South East Region come together to represent their Wings, at the annual Regional Competition Day. welcomed representatives from all six wings to RAF Northolt for the annual Regional Competition Day. Cadet teams competed in foot drill, banner drill, first aid, aircraft recognition, and a range of musical disciplines. Congratulations to London Wing, …

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Cadet experiences flight of a lifetime

31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron’s Cadet Warrant Officer Darrell Kovac was recently treated to a flight of a lifetime when he was treated to the privilege of a flight in a Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft flown by 31 Squadron RAF.

Darrell is the Royal Air Force Air Cadets’ Dacre Sword winner for 2018 being selected by Commandant Air Cadets …

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Phillip represents the RAF Air Cadets in RAF100 film

At the age of just 13, RAF Air Cadet Phillip Langham has already achieved some remarkable feats. In 2016, Phillip was selected from 7,500 entrants to be part of the BBC show, Dengineers – in which expert engineers and designers helped him construct a very special aviation themed den in his garden. Phillip’s love of World War II planes inspired …

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RAF100 Celebrations

This week saw hundreds of cadets from LASER, and across the whole of the Air Training Corps around the country come together in central London to form part of the RAF’s national celebrations to mark it’s Centenary. This spectacular parade and fly past marked the culmination of 100 days of celebrations, as the RAF marked it’s 100th birthday.

RAF Air …

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LASER squadron in final stages of Lees Trophy Competition

The cadets and staff from 249 (Hailsham) Squadron are celebrating after being chosen as the best Squadron, not only in Sussex but in London and South East Region as part of the Lees Trophy competition. Having been nominated to represent LASER in the national finals, the Squadron were delighted to find out that they are down to final three competitors.

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LASER cadet best in Corps

Cadet Warrant Officer Darrell Kovac, from 31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron, today represented London & South East Region in the final stages of the national Dacre Sword Competition. The Dacre Sword is a competition to identify the top male cadet in the Corps, and this year CWO Kovac was selected as the overall top candidate by Commandant …

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Cadets join RAF100 event at Guildhall

Last night cadets and adult volunteers from around LASER joined members of the RAF community at a special RAF100 reception, held in the heart of the city at London’s Guildhall. Many wings picked their top cadets to represent the very best of the ATC to attend the charitable dinner.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal …

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RAF100 Baton Relay at Biggin Hill

As part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF, 189 cadets from around the region came together at Biggin Hill Airport – the site of the former airbase RAF Biggin Hill. The special event marked the next stage of the RAF100 Baton Relay, which has seen a specially designed commemorative baton travel …

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RAF100 Baton Relay Launch Event

Cadets from around London & South East Region joined forces with serving members of the RAF, as well as veterans, reservists and the wider RAF family at the launch of the RAF100 Baton Relay.

The baton was designed by students of the No 4 School of Technical Training at MOD St Athan, from materials used in the past, present and …

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LASER sporting success

Last weekend the Air Training Corps’ (ATC’s) Senior Rugby and Netball competitions reached their conclusion for 2017 at RAFC Cranwell.  A cold but occasionally sunny day greeted teams from all six Regions for a day of very closely fought matches.

LASER lost out narrowly in the rugby final after a very competitive match against Central and East Region. …

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