Inter-Wing Swimming

On Sunday 10th September cadets from Dorset and Wilts Wing took part in the Inter-Wing Swimming Gala.

Congratulations to all that attended and well done on the massive support for all those swimming regardless of their ability.

The trophies this year went to:

2491 Lyneham for Junior boy and girls

2182 Dorchester for Senior girls

1304 Chippenham for Senior boys and Overall winners of the Gala.

Wing Activities Day 2016

Hundreds of cadets and staff representing 27 Squadrons in Dorset and Wiltshire participated in the annual Wing Activities Day held at Boscombe Down on Sunday, 18 th September.

Competitions included drill, aircraft modelling, photography, aircraft recognition, First Aid, presentation skills and initiative exercises.

Cadets had an opportunity to practice on the climbing wall and try their hand at archery, and there were also a number of information stands covering cadet activities.

Overall winners for the day were 992 (Malmesbury) Squadron, with 171 (Christchurch) Squadron in second place, and 1304 (Chippenham) Squadron placed third.

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadet Display at Bournemouth Air Festival

Air Vice-Marshal Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group, was a welcome visitor to the Air Cadet Display at the 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival – the biggest free air show in Britain.  A large number of people took the opportunity to visit the Air Cadet recruitment and publicity display, which formed part of the RAF “village” and many expressed an interest in joining.

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadets
Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadets

Photo left to right – Wing Commander Vanessa Toth, OC Dorset/Wilts Wing, Cadet Gregg Turner of 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron, Corporal Alf Whitcher of 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron, Corporal Matthew Dancer of 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron, Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group.




Close Encounter With The Red Arrows

Dorset Air Cadets took full advantage of the opportunity to take a close look at the Red Arrows Hawk aircraft when the celebrated display team recently visited Bournemouth.  The cadets, specially selected from local squadrons, were also able to talk to members of the ground crew, and get a full explanation of how the Red Arrows manage to provide such a full programme of flying displays throughout the country.  At the end of the visit, the cadets were able to get a front row view of the team taking-off for their next display.  “Awesome” seemed to sum-up the views of the cadets watching.