How We Do It
Adventure Training is one of the most exciting elements amongst being an Air Cadet. The Air Cadet Organisation has two Air Cadet Adventure Training Centres (ACATC's) in Llanbedr in Snowdonia, Wales and in the Lake District, Cumbria, at Windermere. Cadets that attend these centres can experience rock-climbing, abseiling, canoeing, high-ropes, hill-walking and more. At 30F Squadron, we currently have a number of qualified Adventure Training Instructors in different areas. These include Rock Climbing, Hill Walking, Kayaking and Mountain Biking. The benefit of having qualified instructors means that we are self-sufficient and able to do these activities locally and on a regular basis. The ATC places a lot of emphasis on skills such as Leadership, Teamwork and Initiative. Each squadron runs their own extensive training in these areas, but Air Cadets can also apply to attend the highly sought after Cadet Leadership Courses at RAF Cranwell and Frimley Park. There you can learn more skills and be put through your paces by RAF Personel to make you a confident leader, and put them into practical use with other cadets from all over the United Kingdom. Cadets that successfully complete these courses gain the Air Cadet Leadership badge. These are all transferrable skills that can be used in School, College and future working life.