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    go to the Duke of Edinburgh Award website click here BRONZE AWARD Cadets must be at least 14 years old to start the Bronze award and can expect it to take a minimum of six months to complete To complete the Bronze award cadets must complete a service skill physical recreation and plan prepare for a 2 day venture Based on an average of 1 hour per week a cadet must actively take part in a service skill and physical recreation for 3 months These can of course run alongside each other and do not have to run concurrently SILVER AWARD Cadets must be at least 15 years old to start the Silver award and can expect it to take a minimum of six months to complete This timeframe is extended for cadets starting the award scheme at this level Direct Entrant to 1 year To complete the Silver award cadets must complete a service over 6 months a skill and physical recreation for a total of nine months cadets can choose to do either for 6 months and the other for 3 months and plan prepare for a 3 day venture while Direct Entrants must undertake an additional 6 months in either the service or the longer of the skills or physical recreation GOLD AWARD The Gold award is the highest level in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme Cadets must be at least 16 years old to start the award and can expect it to take a minimum of one year to complete This timeframe is extended for cadets starting the award scheme at this level Direct Entrant to one and a half years To complete the Gold award cadets must complete a service over 12 months a skill and physical recreation for a total of eighteen months

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/dofe.htm (2016-04-25)
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    introduce new cadets to Fieldcraft More information and photos of these courses are located here Intermediate and Advance Fieldcraft training is done at Wing level and develop the skills learnt at the previous level while expecting cadets to undertake the skills with less supervision input at each higher level In addition to the Fieldcraft courses Military Skills Exercises encompasses Fieldcraft training together with Skill At Arms training Training is conducted

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/fieldcraft.htm (2016-04-25)
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    of different aircraft from fast jets to helicopters These are usually awarded to cadets who have attained special achievements and is always subject to availability FLYING SCHOLARSHIPS Cadets selected for Flying Scholarships attend a course during which about 20 hours of intensive instruction is given at a civil flying club with the aim of the cadet being able to fly solo and thereby attain their Wings To qualify you must be aged between 16 and 20 years and in full time education or be an Air Cadet in which case the upper age limit is raised to 22 years OVERSEAS FLIGHTS On occasions where there are empty seats on RAF flights overseas the seats are offered to cadets via Regions and Wings There are set restrictions for eligibility Destinations vary but a valid passport is a must GLIDING INDUCTION COURSES Gliding Induction Courses are open to all cadets aged over 13 years and consist of three stages GIC1 CIG2 and GIC3 They can be completed in either the standard gliders or powered gliders Gliding in Plymouth Cornwall Wing is conducted at 626 Predannack Volunteer Gliding School and at 624 Chivenor Volunteer Gliding School 626 VGS operate the Grob G103A better know as the Viking T1 a two seat high performance glider 624 VGS operate the Grob G109B better known as the Vigilant T1 a two seat side by side motor glider To get airborne the Viking T1 uses a winch launch system involving a cable up to 1500 metres long to pull the glider along and airborne while the Vigilant T1 uses it s small engine to get airborne Once at a safe height the engine is switched off and the glider uses thermals to gain any further height Before cadets get to fly in the gliders they are instructed

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/flying.htm (2016-04-25)
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    has a magazine from which each round is fed into the breach The rifle is adapted for use by cadets by virtue of having no automatic rapid fire The L98 uses 5 56mm high velocity ammunition producing a greater kickback than the 22 ammunition Being more powerful it is only used on outdoor ranges TYPES OF SHOOTING There are various practices conducted using the rifle including grouping snap and rapid Initially the cadet will need to complete dry training before completing a weapons handling test WHT only on successful completion of a weapons handling test will they be permitted to fire live rounds Grouping You select a single point on the target and fire a number of rounds at it The aim is for all rounds to form the smallest group possible This is excellent for concentrating and perfecting your technique There s no limit to how long you can take when firing Deliberate Fire Firing at a target with marked scoring rings your score is marked depending on how near to the centre of the target you manage to get For this you use either a large single target or a card with 5 or 10 separate targets marked on it When firing at a card with multiple targets you aim to place one or two rounds on each of them Take as long as you need the goal is accuracy Rapid Fire Just like it sounds speed is the thing here Get the round within the target area but within a time limit For instance you may need to fire 10 rounds in 40 seconds with a No 8 rifle not too easy when you have to reload manually after each shot Snap Fire Now it gets more challenging For this you have to get all rounds to

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/shooting.htm (2016-04-25)
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    competitions at both Junior and Senior age groups with the Senior age group being able to play at Corps level 5 a side football is also played though this is normally only to Region level All Wings within the ATC operate tournaments between their Squadrons which allow the best players to be selected to represent the Wing The same applies to the Region with Wings competing against each other and the best players being able to make up the Regional team and so on up to Corps level where Cadets can compete against other Cadet Services and other external teams sometimes to International level 11 A Side football is only played by male cadets and is played under the official rules of the FA The Inter Squadron football tournaments are mostly run around the autumn time of the year 5 a side football can be enjoyed by both male and female cadets though participation by females is reliant on adequate changing facilities at venues The male s competition is usually split into Juniors and Seniors The 5 a side tournaments are held at the beginning of the year and are usually well attended HOCKEY Hockey in the Air Cadets is played by female cadets and can be competed at right up to Corps level Most wings host Inter Squadron tournaments where the Cadets for the Wing Region and Corps teams will be selected The Hockey Tournaments are normally held late in the year and are governed by the rules of the Hockey Association NETBALL Netball within the Air Cadets is played by female cadets and is played in the early part of the year where players can progress all the way through to Corps level The competition at Squadron level is normally open age group but once at Wing level

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/sport.htm (2016-04-25)
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    of the event evolved from training over the years to become an inter Squadron activity competition With the number of activities increased a day was insufficient and so it is now held over a weekend PARADES Drill is taught to cadets from their arrival at their squadron so cadets taking part in official parades will be confident in their ability to parade and march correctly Each year cadets and staff from across the Wing form up and parade on Plymouth Hoe as part of the Battle of Britain parade in remembrance of the estimated 544 aircrew who died during in 1940 between 10 July and 31 October in defeating the German Luftwaffe s attempt to gain air supremacy On each Remembrance Sunday the nearest Sunday to the eleventh day of the eleventh month cadets and staff across the Wing join the Royal British Legion in remembering all the service personnel who have been injured and killed during conflicts from the First World War In addition to the above two annual events the Wing parades on special events pictured above is cadets from the Wing parading through the city of Truro as part of the 70th anniversary of the Air Training

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/caiels.htm (2016-04-25)
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    Officer and a Typist who support the smooth running of the Wing and act as an interface between the Squadrons and Regional Headquarters The Wing Executive Officer is also responsible in ensuring that the instructions of the Wing Commander and the Chain of Command from Headquarters Air Cadets are passed down to the Squadrons Wing Executive Officer Squadron Leader P Smith RAFVR T Normal Office Open Times Monday Friday 0900

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/whoweare-whq.htm (2016-04-25)
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    management of the Wing Wing Commanding Officer Wing Commander F Reis RAFVR T Deputy Wing Commander Shooting Officer Squadron Leader T Johns RAFVR T Email Wing Training Officer Squadron Leader R Aala RAFVR T Email Wing Duke of Edinburgh Health

    Original URL path: http://www.pcw-aircadets.co.uk/whoweare-wingstaff.htm (2016-04-25)
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