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VISIT TO 614 VGS

Another day, another activity. Four cadets from 104 Sqn visited 614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Weathersfield near Braintree, Essex.

The cadets practised their flying skills in the Viking glider "Part Task Trainer" (PTT). The aim of the PTT is to demonstrate the Viking flying characteristics so that cadets can learn the initial skills for gliding - & then put them into effect.

Lessons about aerodynamics are coupled with the practical aspects, culminating in circuit flying & landings.

In the future, when the cadets then conduct air experience flying or actual gliding, they can be awarded their blue badge, the first in the progressive aviation syllabus.
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BEDS & CAMBS WING SHOOT

In unusually warm weather, cadets from the Wing attended a shoot at RAF Honington, to fire the L98A2 cadet "service" rifle.

CI Mike Jenvey (104 Sqn) assisted as one of the coaches & safety supervisors.

The cadets shot the new progressive "Cadet Live Firing" syllabus, but at the end of the day, some of the staff managed a very quick shoot. "Quick" in this case for CI Jenvey was 6 shots rapid fire in 6 secs, with just over a one inch group. Not bad indeed!

Cadets at 104 Sqn start their shooting on the indoor air rifle range before progressing to other types of shooting.
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104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron updated their profile picture. ...

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7 Cadets from the Squadron attended the Central and East Region Band Practice this weekend at RAF Henlow. They advanced their skills by learning to play complex pieces of Music in both Concert and Marching Band format. ...

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Cadet Warrant Officer Jenvey reached the upper cadet age limit this evening marking the end of his cadet career. Over the past seven years CWO Jenvey has completed many activities from U.K camps to travelling to Canada as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange. He has represented the Squadron at Civic events and held the Squadron banner on many public events along with thriving in the fields of shooting, first aid and leadership. He now progresses to being a Civilian Instructor with the Squadron.

Venture Adventure.
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Congratulations to Cpl Sutcliffe on his promotion to Sergeant this evening. ...

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Imperial War Museum Duxford - public service - then watch the air show. Hope the weather clears up! ...

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FS Mansell passed his methods of instruction assessment this evening. This allows him to wear the yellow instructor cadet lanyard and teach groups of cadets. Good work! ...

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Three medals presented this evening from the Wing Swimming Competition. Both cadets are going on to represent the Wing at the Regional Competition! ...

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We said goodbye to Sgt Barnes this evening as she heads off to University to study Aerospace Engineering. A great cadet career coming to an end but an excellent career ahead. ...

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Congratulations to these three cadets who have been promoted this evening. Excellent leadership skills have been demonstrated over the last few months. ...

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Our very own SGT (ATC) Ellis had the opportunity to visit Sweden for the International Air Cadet Exchange, here are some words from him about his experience:

I was selected to attend the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) to Sweden as a reward for being chosen as the Best Male Cadet in Central and East Region. During the exchange we were lucky to receive flights in a fast jet, a helicopter and a C-130 Hercules. We had the opportunity to experience Swedish food culture, visits to Air Shows, waterfalls and the SAAB factory where the Gripen fighter jet is manufactured. Taking part in IACE allows you meet incredible people and make lasting international friendships.
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We've been out completing Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions this weekend. Great team work and navigation demonstrated by all. ...

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Shooting Success

The Squadron achieved third place nationally in the Air Rifle competition this summer!
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Interested in finding out what being an Air Cadet is all about?

Then come down and visit us with your parent or guardian on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm!

If you're in Year 8 at school, are aged 13 or above and are interested in joining us, email

adj.104@aircadets.org to book your place at our open evening.
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We've been over to the Shuttleworth Collection this weekend to see the air show and also learn new STEM skills as part of the cadet weekend.

For more information about joining us email 104@aircadets.org
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Foreign Travels

Two cadets have returned from Sennelager in Germany after a week away with the Air Cadets. The over seas camp provided a range of different activities from local cultural visits to the opportunity to see a German Air Force base. A great experience for both from 104 Squadron.
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One of our cadets is at this great camp this week!

Camps to RAF stations is one of the many activities that we offer in the Air Cadets. For more information on joining email us at 104@aircadets.org
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Day 1 of Aerospace Camp complete #aircadets #whatwedo

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An ex-cadet of 104 Squadron has been completing some excellent art work recently for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. ...

Here are a couple of pictures taken just before the Lancaster left Duxford to fly back to Coningsby. Pictures copyright of Chris Impey Arts.

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Cambridge Air Cadet Visits Canada

CWO Jenvey has returned from Canada as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange where he served as an ambassador for the UK's Air Cadets Organisation. Each year less than 100 cadets from across the Corps get selected for the sought after experience.

CWO Jenvey outlines below just a few of the highlights:

"I visited lots of museums and learnt a lot about Canadian history. I went Tidal Bore Rafting, which is where the tide reverses twice a day and creates the highest waves in the world!

I had a flight in a Griffin Helicopter from 403 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. Other fun activities included visiting a theme park, spending two days with a host family who were truly amazing and having free time to relax and truly explore the cities that we were in.

IACE has been the highlight of my Cadet career and I cannot speak highly enough of the scheme, the joy I felt going to Canada will be a life time memory."

For more information on joining the Air Cadets in Cambridge send us a message or email 104@aircadets.org
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