Saturday, 28 April 2012

Gliding Course Success

Cadets Robbie Graham, Alice McGregor and Matthew Rutland today completed their first Gliding Induction Courses with 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire. During their flights all three cadets took control of the aircraft under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
With a Vigilant Motor Glider are: (from left to right) Cdts McGregor, Rutland & Graham
This course (known as a GIC 1) is the first of a series of three courses which are designed to teach the basic effect of the controls of the Vigilant Motor Glider and can later lead to the award of a gliding scholarship (once over the age of 16) where a cadet is taught to fly the aircraft up to solo standard.

Click here to find out more about Flying and Gliding with the Air Cadets and click here to go to the 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron website..

361 Squadron BTECH Awards

Four Cadets from 361 squadron were presented with their BTECH First Diploma in Public Services on Thursday, 26th April. This internationally respected qualification is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A* to C level.
Pictured above with their certificates are three of the cadets who gained awards (from left to right) Sergeant Beth Ainsley and Corporals Ross Laws and Jamie-Lee McPake.

To find out more about the BTEC awards available to cadets visit the Training and the BTEC Qualifications page on the sqaudron website by clicking here.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Barry Buddon Band Camp

Cadets Ellisha Clelland and Joshua Rayner (together with Civilian Instructor Darren Taylor) recently attended a week long band camp at Barry Buddon Training Camp, near Dundee in Scotland.

Both cadets are members of the 361 (Gateshead) Squadron band and Ellisha attended with other cadets from Durham/Northumberland Wing, whilst Joshua attended as a member of the Air Cadet Organisation National Marching Band which consists of cadets from squadrons from all of the United Kingdom.

Pictured below are cadets from the Durham/Northumberland Wing contingent with Cdt Clelland holding the Cymbals, centre right on the front row .

The video below is of the Air Cadet Organisation National Marching Band performing at Barry Buddon Camp. (Cdt Rayner is one of the two Bass Drummers in the band.)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

CVQO Launches New Online Voucher Book

A new online voucher book with loads of great money-off discounts and special offers has been launched by CVQO (Cadet Vocational Qualifications Organisation) for all cadets, their families and friends 
For the past ten years educational charity CVQO has delivered real learning and real benefits to young people and adult volunteers through its BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds training and development programmes.

Now CVQO is pleased to add even more benefits with special deals based around having fun, making the most of leisure time and, above all, being able to do this with friends and family.

And don’t miss the special video message from CVQO patron Lorraine Kelly inside the first page.

To access the CVQO VOUCHER BOOK, click here  or on the picture above, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

We hope you enjoy using the vouchers!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Duke of Edinburgh Award Resources

We have added some useful resources to our Duke of Edinburgh Award page on our web site including a direct link to the eDofE sign in page and a eDofE participants guide.
Click here to go directly to the DofE page where you will find these links at the bottom of the page.

Relevant Duke of Edinburgh links have also been added on our resources page and general links pages.