Intrepid Air Cadets Complete Arduous Nijmegen Marches

A team of six Cadets and one Instructor from Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets have overcome a series of challenges to complete the prestigious Nijmegen Marches in Holland. The journey started over 16 months ago, when DNW set themselves the challenge of recruiting and training the first Nijmegen Marching team for over 30 years. A training regime was set up, and Cadets from across the Wing volunteered to take up the challenge. As the weeks and months went on, it became clear who the front runners were and a team started to gel. Fitness was increasing, that famous team spirit was rife and a team of ten was eventually selected for a qualifying march at RAF Cosford. Despite their best efforts,...

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Training & Education

TRAINING AND EDUCATION CLASSIFICATION TRAINING During their time in the ATC cadets study a number of aviation related subjects starting at a fairly basic level and progressing to specialized study of more complex subjects. Initial training of cadets to first class standard should take three to four months, following that each subsequent level should require six to nine months of training, therefore it should take a cadet three to four years to qualify as Master Air Cadets. VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Cadets in Durham/Northumberland Wing have the opportunity to work towards three vocational qualifications in the form of BTECs in Teamwork and Personal Skills, Aviation Studies and Music. All of the BTEC diplomas offered are free to cadets. BTEC Teamwork and Personal Skills The...

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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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