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2nd Jun 2019, 15:53
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Posted By ATFQ

Air Cadet Numbers Starting to Increase

Encouraging news on Air Cadet numbers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-sponsored-cadet-forces-statistics-2019
17th Mar 2019, 17:53
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Posted By ATFQ

The Wethersfield Opportunity

Oopscheck, chevvron,

Now the context has changed (i.e. Wethersfield is staying open) then there is the opportunity to continue to use Wethersfield for a VGS (which would not have to be 614 VGS by...
15th Mar 2019, 19:34
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Posted By ATFQ

11 Volunteer Gliding Squadrons is Ministerial Position

My point is that the Ministerial Statement allows for up to 11 VGS (indeed, it actually directs that there will be 11 VGSs); it is the RAF's choice how many VGSs it chooses to equip - depending on...
15th Mar 2019, 18:50
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Posted By ATFQ

Option for Return of 662 VGS to RM Condor, Arbroath

Gp Capt Dale is a fresh pair of eyes and intelligent.

The recent Defence Estate announcement confirmed that the airfield at RM Condor, Arbroath (former home of 662 VGS) was now to be retained...
12th Mar 2019, 17:02
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Posted By ATFQ

People

It would be fairly straightforward, with the right leadership, to attract around thirty (out of the original 45) back, with a number more possible ex Henlow and Halton VGSs for convex to Viking. ...
11th Mar 2019, 20:50
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Posted By ATFQ

Corrections to ACW367 Post

ACW367,

Iíll take the liberty of correcting your inaccuracies/assumptions if I may, so that other readers are not misinformed.


1. Unlike you suggest, the landing areas shown at Wethersfield...
8th Mar 2019, 18:00
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Posted By ATFQ

Opportunity for the Taking

Pr00ne,

The lack of (i.e. zero) building activity on the airfield to date perhaps shows best the negative appetite to build anything there, probably because of the poor service infrastructure and...
6th Mar 2019, 19:31
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Posted By ATFQ

Wethersfield Airfield - Recent Photos (Late 2018)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3503_8c3f0cd8dbb0cc3468658800fa8c1a9a7850d5be.jpg
Runway 28 (Main Runway)...
6th Mar 2019, 09:19
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Posted By ATFQ

Wethersfield Airfield (former home of 614 VGS) Now Remaining Open Until At Least 2025

Announced that Wethersfield Airfield (former home of 614 VGS) now remaining open - until at least 2025.
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2nd Jan 2019, 13:23
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Posted By ATFQ

Part Task Trainer Usage & VGS Productivity

Sky Sports,

The number of gliders available was the limiting factor on output LAST YEAR. As for utilisation of the Part Task Trainers, perhaps they should be located away from VGSs, placed...
9th Nov 2018, 17:46
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Posted By ATFQ

Learning the Real Lessons

Amongst some of the (very) understandable emotion in this thread there is much sense and very many correct and wise words (not least in some of the more recent posts). Much of where we are today has...
30th Mar 2018, 19:43
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Posted By ATFQ

Where Next?

Somewhere closer to a greater density of ATC squadron/CCF unit locations, so they can best serve the Air Cadet population (and avoid long travelling distances)
30th Mar 2018, 19:16
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Posted By ATFQ

British Gliding Association Campaign

https://ukga.com/news/view?contentId=42630
25th Feb 2018, 09:26
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Posted By ATFQ

614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron to Relocate to Norfolk

614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron was told on Friday this week that it will be relocating from MOD Wethersfield in Essex to Swanton Morley in Norfolk
15th Dec 2017, 20:04
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Posted By ATFQ

The Air Cadet Aerospace Offer

The Air Cadet Aerospace Offer:Written statement - HLWS344 - UK Parliament...
2nd Dec 2017, 14:46
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Posted By ATFQ

A and C, Should we now not be focusing on...

A and C,

Should we now not be focusing on returning cadets to flying in the completely refurbished aircraft that we are now operating, albeit in relatively small but growing numbers. That first...
2nd Dec 2017, 08:47
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Posted By ATFQ

The ultimate air cadet experience - first solo

From Beds & Cambs Wing this morning

https://twitter.com/BedsCambsWing?lang=en
25th Jun 2017, 19:40
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Posted By ATFQ

Process, Risk and 'Growing our Young People'

We should guard against becoming consumed by process, and trying to come up with a process for everything - in some misguided attempt to reduce risk to zero. In the end we would end up with people...
18th Apr 2017, 19:17
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Posted By ATFQ

Numbers of Viking and Vigilant Air Cadet Gliders to be Recovered

For clarity, for anyone who does not have access to it, the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 March 2016 stated:

'It has been decided that the best value for money solution is to recover at...
20th Mar 2017, 07:36
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Posted By ATFQ

At Least 73 Vikings

EnigmAviation

The Written Ministerial Statement of last year (10 March 2016) states "It has been decided ... to recover at least 73 Vikings".

From the Westminster Hall debate on 13 April 2016,...
10th Mar 2017, 17:35
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Posted By ATFQ

Fact: there has been a pause and, yes, it has...

Fact: there has been a pause and, yes, it has been painfully long.

The milk has been spilt. The only focus now should be on getting back to a better place. That this will take time does not mean...
28th Feb 2017, 10:54
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Posted By ATFQ

An even better answer of course would be to have...

An even better answer of course would be to have a 611 VGS and a 614 VGS, at two different sites.

But any arrangement needs to maximise staff availability/attendance if the Air Cadet gliding...
26th Feb 2017, 11:18
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Posted By ATFQ

brokenlink, I think you would find that if...

brokenlink,

I think you would find that if the Swanton Morley option were to be taken then it would be numbers of 614 VGS staff who were realistically able to attend on a regular basis (or attend...
25th Feb 2017, 07:52
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Posted By ATFQ

Travelling Distances to Swanton Morley for (Volunteer) Staff

Travelling distances to Swanton Morley for 614 VGS staff would be a real issue if this relocation option were to be taken (they are all volunteers not regulars, and while very committed there is a...
22nd Feb 2017, 20:51
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Posted By ATFQ

Opportunity for 614 VGS at Wethersfield?

A new 'mega prison' could be built on Wethersfield MOD site in Braintree and Tendring (From Braintree and Witham Times)...
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