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Adventure Training

Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing is committed to supporting the Wing’s squadrons, enabling the staff and cadets over the age of 18 to develop their AT skills and go on to achieve outdoor qualifications. Cadets are all strongly encouraged to embark on Initial Expedition Training camps early on in their Air Training Corps careers and then progress through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme from Bronze to Gold.

In addition to Squadron and Wing organised events, cadets may also get the chance to go to one of the ATC's adventure training centres for climbing, canoeing or camping. Cadets from the Wing have also had the opportunity to go skiing, offshore sailing and parachuting.

All AT activities are conducted under the strict supervision of suitably qualified instructors.

The Wing runs a Basic Expedition Leader (BEL) course at least bi-annually. On achieving this, candidates are given the opportunity to gain further experience by attending the Wing Gold DofE Camp at Llanbedr, through staff training weekends at Capel Curig in Snowdonia, and through courses at either of the National Air Cadet Training Centres (NACATC) at Llanbedr and Windermere. For more information see your Sqn OC or contact one of the Wing’s Key Adventure Training Staff.

Elan Valley – an excellent opportunity to put those map reading lessons to the test. – Click to Enlarge
Elan Valley – Raft building – Click to Enlarge

The following links to external websites contain general information that may be of interest to members of individual Squadrons engaged in the adventure training activities:

The following links to external retailer websites, although not officially endorsed by the Wing, may be of interest to those members of individual Squadrons who need to purchase adventure training equipment:

The following links to external websites that may be of interest to members of individual Squadrons who are interested in gaining adventure training related Awards or Qualifications:


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