Cadets on mountain summit.

Adventure Training

If you’re up for fun, excitement, travelling and discovering more about what you’re capable of, then the Air Cadets offers a wide range of adventure activities that will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone.

Adventure training is an essential part of all Air Cadets’ ongoing training, and here at 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron you’ll have the chance to experience lots of exhilarating activities that will allow you to not only show-off your leadership talents but learn team building skills and possibly forge lifelong friendships.

Among the activities you will have the chance to try are:
• Hill walking
• Water sports, including kayaking and canoeing
• Mountain biking
• Climbing, both indoors and outdoors
• Camping
• Attending special camps at operational RAF stations and other military bases
• Caving
• Gliding
• Parachuting
• Geocaching

There are two special adventure-training centres at Windermere in Cumbria and Llanbedr on the western edge of the Snowdonia National Park in Wales that Wing can also make use of to run special camps.

346 (Tynemouth) Squadron also has strong links with RAF Boulmer on the Northumberland coast near Alnwick as well as RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

Added to this you can also apply to attend special leadership courses at the headquarters of the Air Cadets at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire and the national Cadet Training Centre at Frimley Park in Surrey.

Here you will learn more skills to turn you into a confident leader and get to put them to practical use alongside other cadets from across the country.

Those who successfully complete these courses can achieve the Air Cadet Leadership badge, a great achievement that will earn you respect and help you cope with whatever life decides to throw at you.

And for those who seriously like to push themselves there is the tough international Four Day Nijmegen Marches that take place in Holland every July where participants walk 30, 40 or 50km a day and on completion receive a royally approved medal!

Now, that’s what we call adventure.