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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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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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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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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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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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