Hello, we are 2210 (Cowley) Squadron
of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, which is the local air cadet squadron for
Littlemore, Cowley and villages south and east of Oxford. We are a youth
organisation sponsored and supported by the Royal Air Force but we are not
part of it and are a registered charity.
Our role is to inspire and develop an
interest in aviation and community spirit through a sense of fun and
adventure with cadets experiencing a variety of activities including; the
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, target shooting, camping, hiking, qualifying
as a glider pilot, completing a flying scholarship. We do military foot drill
as a team building exercise and adventure training to develop independence
and leadership skills as much as we make aircraft model kits and do target
shooting to encourage self-discipline and attention to detail. The majority
of our activities are linked to qualifications such as First Aid at Work
Certificate, Basic Expedition Leader Award, BTEC certificate in Aviation
Studies and the BTEC diploma in Public Service.
For those career minded teenagers we
provide opportunities through a network of organisations such as the Royal
Aeronautical Society who invite and encourage cadets to attend events and
seminars, there are opportunities to visit aviation companies from those who
build aircraft, to Research and Development businesses to those who build
orbital satellites and all the support activities associated with operating
airports or delivering air shows. This gives great opportunities to learn the
industry and network.
Should an individual wish to join the
RAF we can support their interest by giving them knowledge of what the RAF
does, its terminology, what aircraft it has, who does what in the RAF, its
structure, where it operates and to a small degree what the service, and in
particular culture and ethos of the RAF is. We can't get people in the RAF
but we can help.
Intakes for new cadets are on the
second Monday of each month. If you would like more information please visit
2210www.aircadets.tv/2210 or email me
at email@example.com to register on our waiting list
for the next intake.