Taking a look back…

As you’ll have seen in our last article, 878 Highworth Squadron has had to adapt to the ever-changing situations that come with a pandemic. This month we’ve decided to look at some of our favourite events, past and present. Kicking us off is our Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Nick Goddard. “As events run virtually for […]

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Working together, whilst we are apart.

Working together, whilst we are apart. These are strange times we are living in now. Schools are closed, restaurants are shut down and so, unfortunately are the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. However, just because we are apart does not mean we cannot still work together, with the help of some pioneering technology. Even though […]

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Dining In Night 2020

Dining In Night, 7th March 2020 One of the most exciting but less well-known military traditions, Dining In Nights are widely celebrated by most squadrons in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. As 878 (Highworth) Squadron has grown, our Dining in Nights have become bigger and even more enjoyable. This year, we got to ‘Dine […]

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IACE 2019

In July 2019, I was privileged to attend the International Air Cadet Exchange for the second time in my Air Cadet career. Representing the RAF Air Cadets of the UK, in their involvement in the exchange programme – this time attending Germany. The Exchange’s purpose is to: foster international understanding, goodwill, and friendship among aerospace-minded […]

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Sporting & Fundraising Success for the RAF Air Cadets

Sporting success In recent months, sport at 878 (Highworth) Squadron has gone from strength to strength. At the end of September, a group of our cadets made the journey down to Tidworth to participate in this year’s sports trials. The sports on offer included hockey, netball, football and rugby, and cadets represented the Squadron in […]

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Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet

Each year, two deserving cadets from each of the three cadet forces are given the title of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet. These cadets support the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire on official events and engagements, including Royal visits and ceremonial duties. Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets are selected for their outstanding service and dedication to their cadet force. This […]

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Air Cadets Remembrance Camp – Lest we Forget

During the Centenary of Remembrance Day last year, 10 air cadets and 3 staff members were privileged to lay wreaths and pay their respects to the Fallen at the great Thiepval Memorial on the Somme, which commemorates the 74,000 dead of WWI who have no known grave. The wreath laying at Thiepval marked the most […]

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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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