Despite common belief of the air cadets being solely centered around flying, we offer an extensive amount of adventure training in multiple ways. For example we often run 'greens' nights on our own squadron, which involves cadets wearing their combat uniform and taking part in a variety of activities such as leadership, field craft, and exercises. Although adventure training is conducted on the squadron itself, much larger scale adventure training and field craft exercises take place during annual camps such as Swynnerton and many more.
Air cadet Junior Leaders
Junior leaders is arguably the hardest cadet course available in the entire ATC, as it requires multiple months worth of weekends of commitment, in which cadets will have to take the train to a remote base. Cadets are initially taught leadership skills and also advanced field craft techniques; including how to handle and use a rifle in a combat situation. As the course progresses it increases in demand both physically and mentally, as cadets will be subjected to long and strenuous physical assessments in the form of cross country runs and weight training.