The favourites for cadets are flying and shooting but on a normal parade night cadets are likely to be learning map-reading, aircraft recognition, drilll, or they may be working through our training syllabus covering various aviation-related subjects. Once cadets have passed the appropriate Weapon Handling Test, they have the opportunity to shoot at ranges in Barnstaple, Chivenor and at other military bases. Air Experience Flying is offered to cadets each year and there are opportunities to fly in Grob Tutor Aircraft or in Vigilant motor-gliders. Subject to medical fitness, cadets can apply to undertake further flying training in gliders. There are also regular opportunities to attend weekend training courses, for example: VHF Radio Operator, Leadership and Ceremonial Drill, as well as annual opportunities to trial for sports teams for Devon and Somerset Wing including netball, hockey, soccer and rugby. There are yearly Easter and summer camps on RAF stations for those who can spare the time, and adventure training and overseas camps for those with particular interests. There is considerable competition between older cadets for a very limited number of places on the International Air Cadet Exchange, skiing activities, parachuting courses, and our “Junior Leaders” course. The most deserving and committed cadets may be offered promotion through our rank structure and will take on particular responsibilities. Cadets tend to get out of the Air Training Corps what they put in.  

If you are a current cadet of 1146 Squadron and wish to see what activities are planned for the next few months, you will find the latest Squadron training programme on the website useful. Events being organised at Wing level are listed on our Facebook page through the Wing "Mail Drop".   





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