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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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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