One of the primary aims of the Air Training Corps is to promote and develop a spirit of good citizenship amongst our young people. With this objective in mind the Squadrons within the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing have formed close relationships with many local community and ex-service organisations.
As well as helping out within our local community our squadrons are also involved with fund raising events for national organisations such as the Royal British Legion and the Royal Airforce Association.
In the year 2000 one of our cadets was selected to take part in the Millennium Falcon Flight which was a major charity event to celebrate the year 2000. The Air Cadet organisation raised a total of £328,000 for other charities, which was matched pound for pound by BAE Systems. To mark the event a flight of three Vigilant motor gliders set off from RAF Cottesmore on a 3000 nautical mile trip around Britain incorporating all six regions of the Air Cadet organisation. Our cadet joined the Millennium Falcon Flight at RAF Little Rissington and completed one leg of this nation-wide charity event.
See the following News items for further information relating to
Wing Clocks up a staggering 150,000 Hours of Voluntary Work
Cadets from Solihull clock up 20,000 MV and Six more get Gold D of E Awards
Air Cadets Drum Up Support to Replace Stolen War Memorial
Pride of Coventry & Warwickshire Community Award for Civilian Committee chairperson
Police awarded 492 and 489 with a Blue Lamp Certificate
Southam Squadron receive WCC Grant for Project work
Air Cadets top the bill at Rotary International 40’s night charity sing along
Air Cadets Successfully Pull nine tonne Fighter Aircraft for Charity
Community Service Award Schemes - Impressive totals for Wing
First 1000 hours Millennium Volunteers
Air Cadets help local community Hospice to raise funds
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal presentation evening
Cadets meet Veteran actor Richard Todd
Armistice Day - Triple Tribute
Squadron helps 2005 Poppy Appeal off to a flying start
Mary Ann Evans Hospice Car Wash
Gun Run - 30 Signals regiment open day