120 HENDON SQUADRON

Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Parade nights: Tuesday and Friday 19.30 - 21.45

Activities

FLYING & GLIDING:

Air Cadets all have the oportunity to fly in a light aircraft known as the Grob Tutor. With enough flying hours under your belt, it is possible to gain a pilots licence before the age of legally driving!
ADVENTURE TRAINING:

Adventurous Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet's training syllabus and the place where team effort really matters - you'll build new friendships, and learn to rely on the other people you're with to get the job done. It also lets you show off your leadership qualities.
SHOOTING:
 
We’ll teach you to handle a variety of weapons safely. Firing is always done lying on your stomach (the prone position) at static targets. Progress through the course and you'll experience different types of weapons and could even take part in shooting competitions if you really prove your skills.

Ranges come in different shapes and sizes but all are in controlled conditions with full training on any weapon that you handle - safety is our top priority. To start with you'll be firing at targets that are fairly close - around 25m away. As you advance through weapons and your skill builds, you will fire at targets 100m or more away.


 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD:

You may of heard of the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Award, but don't know what it is or whether it's for you. Well, it's for everyone who likes a challenge. Their mission is simple - 'to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development, and recognise their achievements'.

To put it another way, they help you succeed. With the same sense of adventure that drew you to the Air Cadets in the first place, the DofE takes you through a programme of activities that will leave you a more confident, motivated and capable person.

We're proud to be the DofE Award's largest participant.

There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:
  • Volunteering - Get involved providing services to individuals or the community and make a difference to other people's lives
  • Physical - Get active and improve your skills and fitness in sport, dance or other physical activities - it's your choice
  • Skills - Find new interests and get new talents (or perfect existing ones), with increased practical and social skills
  • Expedition - Get outdoors and plan, train for and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad - an unbeatable experience
  • Residential - Only at Gold level. Getting to the Gold level is a big deal and this last stage could see you going to another country, sharing tasks and activities with people you've never met. It'll test your mettle, and set you up for what life throws at you in the future
FIRST AID:

First Aid is a crucial qualification not only for cadets but for everyone. It is not only a good qualification to have but allows you to learn how to potentially save a persons life. You learn many other skills such as controlling your nerves during a life or death situation. 
You can learn how to:
  • How to treat a wound
  • How to tend to an unconscious casualty
  • How to perform CPR on a casualty
  • Tending to casualties with certain illnesses such as heat stroke