For years, the motto of the Air Training Corps has been â€œVenture, Adventureâ€. Ever since we formed in 1942, we have always encouraged cadets to push their own boundaries through active participation in a whole range of challenges. Some are linked specifically to training objectives, and some challenges are just for fun â€“ but always aimed to push cadets further, and help them be better.
Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award
Our cadets have the opportunity to participate in adventurous training that links to the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award. This scheme, which operates across three levels â€“ Bronze, Silver and Gold â€“ offers candidates the chance to get involved in a range of activities. They participate in learning a skill, the development of a physical recreation challenge, and commit themselves to a volunteering programme to support community activities. Finally, they must get involved in a challenging expedition, which encompasses a range of terrains and environments.
In recent years, the Squadron has developed a range of successful Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award expedition programmes, and we have worked with 241 (Wanstead & Woodford) Squadron to give cadets access to the Gold Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award scheme. In recent years, five cadets have travelled to St Jamesâ€™ Palace to receive their Gold Awards.
Over recent years, the Squadron has given cadets the opportunity to participate in a range of adventurous activities that are just for fun. See our cadets participate in climbing, archery, multi-event weekends, and have a look at the galleries of the weekends weâ€™ve enjoyed in recent years.