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Horwich RAF Cadets will represent their squadron for the Queen's Jubilee

Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

In June, Year 9 students Alex T, Adam T, and Charlie S will be representing their squadron, 1471 Horwich Air Training Corps, for the Queen's Jubilee. They're also working hard for Wing Training Day, which will take place over the coming months and are training twice a week.

As part of Horwich Air Cadets, members learn how to march, salute, turn, wear their uniform with pride, fieldcraft including camouflage, survival skills and cooking in the wild. Members also have the opportunity to learn how to fly, read maps, route cards, first air and expedition and air training principles.

Jade Sherry, Head of Year 9, said, "At RBHS, leadership skills are fundamental, and each of our students have the ambitions to become a corporal or sergeant. I wish you all the best of luck."

If you're looking for a challenge and are interested in joining Horwich RAF Cadets, please speak to Alex, Adam or Charlie in Year 9, who will be able to point you in the right direction or visit: www.facebook.com/1471HorwichRAFAC

What is Air Cadets?

Cadet life is about learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors! Here's a taster of what's in store:

  • Camping - Work on your survival skills and learn your strengths in a team
  • Easter/summer camps - As you advance in rank, you can take part in these popular camps held at RAF stations around the UK
  • Overseas camps – Take part in overseas trips, watch the Red Arrows practise their displays, visit a city or cemetery from the First and Second World Wars, and participate in a range of fun and adventurous activities. You may even get to fly in helicopters - another exciting possibility for cadets!
  • Adventurous training – Adventurous training is a huge part of cadet training. There are two centres at Windermere in the Lake District and Llanbedr in coastal Wales, both with stunning scenery. Rock climbing, abseiling, high-level hill walking, mountain-biking, canoeing, high rope work, and sailing are all par for the course!

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