DNW Smash Their D of E Record!

Air Cadets from across Durham/Northumberland Wing area achieved an outstanding 234 Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in 2016, breaking all previous records. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a key element of the Air Cadet offer, and every young person in the organisation is encouraged to enrol and take part. From Volunteering with their local Brownie pack, to learning new skills such as Aeromodelling, Website design and Music, the Cadets can participate in a hugely wide range of activities. Cadets in the 35 Squadrons across the Durham/Northumberland area can register for the Bronze Award as soon as they are in Year 9 at school, and many then progress on to the Silver and Gold Awards, culminating in a visit to St...

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DNW Cadets Aim for Gold!

Air Cadets from across the Durham/Northumberland Wing area have completed the expedition section of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this week. The 18 Cadets and Staff, aged between 16 and 23, spent four days in the Cheviot Hills, completing a journey that they had planned themselves, taking them from Wooler on the northern side of the hills, to Alwinton in the south. They were entirely self-sufficient throughout, carrying all their own equipment and food, camping out in tents, and even collecting and purifying their drinking water en route! Most of the Cadets, who were drawn from Squadrons as far apart geographically as Ashington and Newton Aycliffe, had already completed the Bronze and Silver levels of the Award, and so...

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DofE

The Air Training Corps is the largest operator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in the country. The Scheme, which is designed to encourage participation among young people, aged 14 to 25, is split into the four sections listed below plus a further residential element for participants in the Gold Award: Volunteering Skill Expedition Physical Air Cadets have a head start in the D of E award as many of the activities they pursue as members of their squadrons also qualify them for the different sections of the D of E Awards. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides a framework for cadets to spend time pursuing existing hobbies and interests, whilst also having the opportunity to help other members...

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35 SQUADRONS AND OVER 1600 CADETS AND STAFF Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. Durham/Northumberland Wing covers County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland  and includes 35 Squadrons from the Scottish Border to County Durham, and from the Pennines across to the North-east coast. We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed...

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What we do

Cadet life is about learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors! Here's a taster of what's in store. This is what it's all about: activities that offer challenge, excitement and adventure and the knowledge you pick up along the way through structured training and first-hand experience. Adventure Training, Band, Camps, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Fieldcraft, Flying and Gliding, Shooting and Sport are just a few of the activities on offer in the Air Cadets, so to keep things simple we've broken it down into areas which you can access using the links below. Flying Gliding Camps Shooting First Aid Adventure Training Music and Bands Parades and Ceremonial Sports Training and Education DofE Fieldcraft [do_widget id=tag_cloud-2]

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