welsh wing

Welcome To Our Website!

Let’s set the picture of where the wing is. We cover the south east of Wales from Abergavenny to Treorchy in the north to Caldicot to St Athan in the south. There are 25 Squadrons and 1 Detached Flight where you can join in the fun.

When you join us you will be joining about 750 like-minded cadets. These 750 cadets meet up about twice a week, to do various activities. If you require information on a particular location of a squadron that is near you then please go to the Squadron locator page.

A Personal Welcome

It is with great pleasure that the welcome you to the web site of No 1 Welsh Wing. Whether you are a young person aged 13 or over who wishes to join as a cadet, an adult aged 20 or over who is interested in joining us as an adult volunteer or just simply browsing then I hope that you find something that will interest you and maybe provoke you to make contact with one of our 25 Squadrons to find out more about what we do details of a squadron close to you can be found on the web site or alternatively telephone my Wing Headquarters The ATC offers many opportunities to our cadets and staff alike not generally available elsewhere, whether its flying in a powered aircraft or a glider, undertaking adventurous training in the local area or the mountains of Snowdonia; I hope that you find your visit to our web site a fruitful and enjoyable one and I look forward to your joining us as a cadet or staff member in the near future, you will be most welcome. This site is designed to provide you with information about the Air Cadet Squadrons based in south-East Wales In total, there are 24 Squadrons which are all open to young people aged between 13 and 17 to join as Air Cadets. If you are over 20 years of age, some squadrons may be looking to recruit adult volunteers.

Every weekend, the cadets of No 1 Welsh Wing are participating in events and activities.

Joining a squadron

The first step on the Air Cadet journey is to join your local squadron. Most squadrons are happy for you to come along on any parade night without an appointment. Others may have specific recruitment evenings. Individual squadron websites may provide more information on their own recruitment procedures. The best way to get in touch with a squadron is to e-mail or phone the Squadron Headquarters and speak to a member of staff on a parade night. Anybody can join as an Air Cadet as long as you are aged between 13 and 17. Cadets can stay in the organisation until the age of 20. When you attend a squadron for the first time, you and your parent / guardian (if under 18) will be given an induction by staff, and if possible, meet the Officer Commanding When you join, you will be known as a ‘Junior Cadet’. You will not be issued with a uniform at this point, but you will still be encouraged to participate in most squadron activities. During your first few weeks, you will take some basic training and then be enrolled. Enrolment as a full member of the squadron will entitle you to be issued with a cadet uniform. This training is informal and not examined. Successful completion will result in the award of the First Class badge. First Class training typically takes around 3 months depending on your squadron. After this time, you can progress through the classification system by studying new subjects and sitting exams. Reasonable adjustments can be made for cadets with learning difficulties or physical disabilities.

Impressive facts about cadet training

Being a cop is difficult and stressful, but this job offers incredible rewards every once in a while. You develop some skills that you will use for a good cause, you will save people’s lives or an old lady’s cat from a tree and at the end of the day you will know that your life really matters and you made a change. But cadet training is a difficult period and not all cadets manage to turn into capable cops.

March into a cadet’s world

Years of training and difficult times will be experienced by men and women in pursuit of the blue uniform. Police officers and air training cops protect citizens by all means and they are willing to sacrifice their lives for that. They are professionally trained to keep and get people and situations under control – but until they will achieve these skills, training days will be a nightmare.

Marches with heavy back packs, pepper spray in their face, running in the rain and waking up early to exercise are only a part of the routine in a cadet’s life. The recruits’ appearances are help to strict standards, men are not allowed to have long hair and they shoes will always have to shine perfectly. Women cannot wear visible hair accessories, nor cosmetics or jewelry. Their personal conduct is highly scrutinized and recruits are constantly prepared for the rigors of law enforcement.

Some may dream of meeting a London escort, but they will barely have free time, not to mention travelling to London during the weekend, when girls working on are practically all taken. They will rarely obtain permissions and they will not be for a romantic meeting. Whether they train for target shooting or flying and gliding, they have to put some efforts into it and give their best to succeed until they will finally accomplish their goals. Contrary to many beliefs, cops are not trained to shoot to disarm. But they can and should shoot to stop the threat, especially if they are approaching and threatening the life of the officer. Yet first of all cadets will learn how to fight with no weapons other than their hands, then they will be taught how to use handcuffs, baton and the vehicle in order to maintain control over a certain situation.

Capturing of suspects, pursuit, self-protection and controlling individuals and crowds will be as easy as ABC once the cadet will complete the training days. Cops will achieve an authoritative presence that can be felt even if they will not wear their uniform, batch and gun. Some traits will uncover them from the crowd and even if you will see them as civilian in a bar or shop, you can tell that they are trained cops or military members.

Manipulation and discretion are a significant part of police work, together with questioning subjects and investigating cases. With thorough training and many efforts, cadets will learn and develop skills necessary for their future job. A police academy can take somewhere between 6 and 8 month of training, but what cadets will learn is that their training will never ends. Are you ready to leave your London life and become a cop?