Adventure Training Camp 2019

Sergeant Vickery and Corporal Gaywood from 613 Squadron were both fortunate enough to get places on the annual wing adventure training camp which, this year, was held at Halton Training Camp, Lancaster. The week was filled with different opportunities from caving to climbing, walking, kayaking and even Go Ape! It was a brilliant week to…

The Air Cadet Leadership Course

To start off the summer, I was lucky enough to secure a place on the Air Cadet Leadership Course (ACLC for short) which takes place at RAF Cranwell. The course was definitely one of the most difficult things I have ever done with cadets however I made some really good friends and was able to…

The Royal International Air Tattoo

Cadets from 613 Squadron joined over 1000 Cadets from all over the country in the RIAT Cadet Detachment to assist in the running of RIAT 2019. The RAF Air Cadet’s involvement in RIAT is essential to the smooth running of what is the world’s largest military Airshow. The Cadets were tasked to help around the…

WAD Success

At the weekend, some of the cadets and staff from 613 Squadron joined other cadets from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing to compete at Wing Activities Day (WAD). The cadets competed against other Squadrons in some of the many Air Cadet activities like Drill, Radio, First Aid, Modelling, Banner drill, public speaking and…

Armed Forces Day 2019

Cadets from Alton Squadron lined the streets of Odiham today along with cadets from Farnbrough, Petersfield and Odiham as part of RAF Odiham’s Armed Forces Day parade. There was also the chance after the parade to watch Box Car racing and listen to live music as part of the celebration. Well done to everyone for…

Join the Search, Change a Life.

Yesterday, cadets from Alton Squadron moved their normal Monday night cadet night to RAF Odiham to join other members of the RAF Family in supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund’s (RAFBF) 100th Anniversary. The event was packed full of free food, live music and a Go Karting track, but more importantly the prestigious event marked the…

NCO Training

At the weekend, two cadet NCOs from Alton squadron joined a select group of cadets from all across Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing at the NCO Training Weekend, in Portsmouth. The cadets enjoyed staying on board HMS Bristol for the weekend (a Royal Navy type 82 destroyer), and developing their leadership skills, as well…

Chinook Flying at RAF Odiham!

Today, cadets from 613 squadron joined hundreds of other cadets from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight to go flying in Royal Air Force Chinooks! The cadets were flown by the serving RAF Pilots from their base at RAF Odiham to the South Downs area and back, they even opened the back so we could…

Progress

On Monday 13th May, Wing Commander Trevena paid 613 Squadron a visit to conduct our Annual Formal Inspection. This consisted of a drill display by the cadets of 613, a uniform inspection, a presentation by Cpl Gaywood about our squadron and a demonstration to the Wing Commander of some of the exciting activities we get…

National String Ensemble Camp

Cadet Gaywood from 613 Alton Squadron attended at RAF Cranwell in February 2019. Here is his report on the camp: The camp was great experience. With only 15 cadets participating, through the week I got to know everyone very well. We spent the week playing the violin, working toward a performance broadcasted live on facebook….