This morning, the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, joined members of the City of Bristol and the Armed Forces in a flag-raising ceremony at Bristol City Hall. The event marks … Continue Reading
Nearly 120 RAF Air Cadets from a number of wings are about to take off to learn how to ski in Germany during the February half term holiday. At the end the week cadets will have the chance to put to the test what they have learned by taking part in a timed race.
The ski exercise, code named Alpine Adventure, was originated by Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing in 1998 but has grown to become not only the Air Training Corps’ but also the cadet forces’ leading Alpine ski exercise.
This year forty six of the cadets taking part are from Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing including eighteen from 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) Squadron. They will be joined in Germany by RAF Air Cadets from as far afield as Cornwall, North Ireland and Scotland.
In-house adult volunteer instructors help to keep costs down so that as many air cadets as possible have the opportunity to learn to ski.
This year a Snowsport Scotland Alpine Ski Leader Course will run in parallel with the main exercise to train more adult volunteers for future expeditions.