The RAF Air Cadets uses Adventure Training to grow personal confidence, teamwork and leadership ability in our cadets. It includes a wide range of activities designed to push boundaries but also have a bit of fun along the way.
Hill Walking and Camping
A vast area of the UK is filled with beautiful scenery and landmarks that should be made the most of. The Air Cadets will organise several walks ranging from one day up to a week. Within the South West of England and Wales are Dartmoor and Brecon Beacon Nation Parks but there are plenty of interesting places aside from these. These walks can be used for the Expedition section of The Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Hill walking is used as a platform to train cadets in the use of maps and compasses to navigate from A to B plus other useful techniques. They will also learn how to look after themselves whilst camping out, including covering topics such as cooking in the field, personal hygiene and putting up shelters.
Hill Walking in the Lake District
Rock Climbing and Abseiling
There are many great locations to participate in either Rock Climbing or Abseiling, and even the climbing wall equipment can be used within the Air Cadets. Both of these activities provide a challenging experience for cadets and staff alike.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing in the River Teign
Being based in the South West of England also means there are a variety of lakes, rivers and coastlines to take up opportunities in both canoeing (open) and kayaking (closed). Cadets can work towards proficiency qualifications and up to instructor level.
Canoeing on Coniston Water
The Royal Air Force Walking and Road Marching Association (RAFWARMA) are set up to encourage the sport of Walking and organise a Two-Day 50 Mile March at RAF Cosford open to both Civilian and Military walking teams. Cadet can take part in the two-day WARMA March at Cosford, and if they are up to it, the four-day 100 mile Nijmegen Marches held in Nijmegen, Holland. Both events require prior training to ensure successful completion.
Devon and Somerset Wing Road Marching Team
Page last updated 2 January 2022.