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Outdoor Activities

For the more serious adventurer you could come away, for a week of activities in a Mountain Training Centre. These would include walking, mountain-biking, climbing, swimming, white-water rafting and visiting some sites of interest.

There are several opportunities to qualify for certificates in sailing, canoeing and power-boating.

  • Field Archery

  • Rafting

  • Quad Biking

Air Cadet Parachuting Badge

The Air Cadet Parachuting Course takes place at The Force Development Training Centre at RAF Weston-on-the-Green. There is a minimum age of 16 years, maximum weight limit of 96kg, medically fit to undertake training and must become a member of the British Parachuting Association before undertaking any training.

  • Parachuting

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Local expeditions for map reading and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions take place around Rivington and White Coppice. Silver expeditions take place in the Lake District and Gold expeditions take place in Scotland.

We will make sure that you are adequately prepared, before we take you anywhere. Your kit will be checked before you leave the squadron. We will train you in all aspects of camp-craft, cooking and navigation.

  • South Lancs Moors

  • Lake District

  • Highlands

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Leadership activities include assault/obstacle courses, climbing, orienteering, raft building and command task exercises.

  • Fieldcraft

  • Assault Course

  • Command Tasks


Cadet Foundation Leadership Blue Badge

This training is an introduction to the principles of leadership. It covers how to use the acronym SMEAC - Situation, Mission, Execution, Any Questions, Check Understanding - to brief a group of cadets and then put this into practice by successfully leading 2 approved leadership exercises.

Cadet Basic Leadership Bronze Badge

This training aims to provide leadership activities to be undertaken with cadets from other Squadrons.

Cadet Intermediate Leadership Silver Badge

This training aims to introduce a higher level of theory and practical ability during leadership exercises.

Cadet Advanced Leadership Gold Badge

This training aims to deliver a challenging leadership programme that produces a higher level of competency and develops the potential for leadership instructors.

  • Blue

  • Bronze

  • Silver

  • Gold

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