Doing our bit for the community

The RAF Air Cadets have been active this summer, helping the local community and having fun in the process. In May this year, a group of cadets from Highworth attended the Lechlade Duck Race, to lend a hand in the smooth running of the event. Each year, the Duck Race raises money for many worthy […]

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A Taste of the Highlife with the RAF

For any aircraft enthusiast, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the biggest event in aviation of the year. Over 800 cadets help to keep the event running smoothly, whilst making new friends and gaining memories that will last a lifetime. With displays from international fast jet teams and a visit from our very own Red […]

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Junior Leaders – Trekking through the wilderness

There are many amazing courses that are available to the young people of the RAF Air Cadets; amongst them is Junior Leaders (JL). This course is held in high prestige within the organisation because it is incredibly demanding, both physically and mentally. There have only been 400 Qualified Junior Leaders (QJL’s) since the course started […]

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Sports Night

The Highworth Air Cadets aim to do a sports night every month of the year and clearly, during the winter months, due to the dark and the cold, this becomes a lot harder to keep up. Thankfully, this winter they have had access to the Recreational Centre in Highworth allowing sporting activities to continue despite […]

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Youth First Aid Course

On the 23rd and 24th of March, 11 cadets completed their Youth First Aid (YFA) course, at 878 (Highworth) squadron. This qualification enables the cadets to be of assistance when complex First Aid may be required such as, CPR, burns and scalds, head injuries, shock, allergic reactions and suspected broken bones. This course was taught […]

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RAF Air Cadets excel on training weekend

At the end of October, nearly half of 878 (Highworth) Squadron spent the weekend to the South West Regional Activities Centre near Salisbury, for an adventurous weekend full of team building and vital skills training for brand new and senior cadets alike. The weekend saw our newly recruited cadets (mentored by senior cadets), taught Drill, […]

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RAF Air Cadets take to the skies

On 3rd April 2018, cadets from 878 Highworth Squadron were treated to a three hour flight in an RAF C-17 Globemaster III. It was a reward for those cadets who assisted at a community event in Lechlade last year, and it was an amazing experience for all involved. Everyone got the chance to ride in […]

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