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Our Emergency Services always work hard, but this year they've had to work harder than ever to keep us safe during these troubling times. We owe them a massive debt of gratitude.

As you go about your day tomorrow, take some time to think about our Emergency Services and, if you can, find a way to thank them for what they do.

#999dayEmergency Services Day begins at 9am on 9th September (9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) with two minutesโ€™ silence to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services who have been killed as a result of their duties. It is followed by the 999 Day flag being raised.

Emergency Services Day (999 Day) is a Government backed national day across the UK which takes place on 9th September each year. It is your chance to show your support for the selfless men and women who work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services.
From 487 Squadron to all our emergency services, we support you and we thank you.
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Our Emergency Services always work hard, but this year theyve had to work harder than ever to keep us safe during these troubling times. We owe them a massive debt of gratitude. 

As you go about your day tomorrow, take some time to think about our Emergency Services and, if you can, find a way to thank them for what they do. 

#999Day

Looking for a challenge? ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ช

The Bronze space syllabus will be with us from October, where you can get your teeth into some fantastic topics such as space exploration and the Moon! ๐ŸŒ•

Interested? Keep your eyes peeled for more info, and mark October 1st in your calendar!๐ŸŒŸ TRAINING TUESDAY ๐ŸŒŸ

If you have completed the Applications of Space Technology Blue level course and are looking for a new challenge- then the Open University Space Award for Air Cadets now has a new bronze level.

This How To guide tells you all about the course and the training material will be released on 1st Oct 2020.

The Bronze Space `How To` guide is available for staff at:
Bader SharePoint - HQAC Sub-Sites - Training Officers' Area - Training Resources

The Bronze Space `How To` guide is available for cadets at:
Cadet Portal
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Looking for a challenge? ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ช

The Bronze space syllabus will be with us from October, where you can get your teeth into some fantastic topics such as space exploration and the Moon! ๐ŸŒ•

Interested? Keep your eyes peeled for more info, and mark October 1st in your calendar!

Our neighbours over in Staffordshire Wing have shared this excellent poster, which will help you check if you are compliant under the ACTO 99 rules.

This is extremely important for all CFAV and Staff Cadets (18+) as we look forward to returning to F2F activities. Thank you to 1871 Squadron - Rugeley Air Cadets for putting together such a fantastic resource!

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West Midland RFCAAs we begin the preparations for a return to face to face training we need to make sure all of our CFAV and Staff Cadets have the correct training to deliver activities safely and look after our Cadets.

OC 1871 Sqn has kindly produced a summary guide of the training required. Further advice can be obtained from your Sqn Cdr or Sector Cdr.
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Our neighbours over in Staffordshire Wing have shared this excellent poster, which will help you check if you are compliant under the ACTO 99 rules.

This is extremely important for all CFAV and Staff Cadets (18+) as we look forward to returning to F2F activities. Thank you to 1871 Squadron - Rugeley Air Cadets for putting together such a fantastic resource!

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This event is open to the whole Region! Interested? Sign up on CP ๐Ÿ’ปTonight we have Warrant Officer Sara Catterall as our guest speaker. She is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at NATO AIRCOM

If you are interested in joining please contact your Squadron Staff.

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This event is open to the whole Region! Interested? Sign up on CP ๐Ÿ’ป

Happy Monday folks. Not long to go now before we welcome our new Commandant!

Are you looking forward to having him on the team? We sure are!

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Happy Monday folks. Not long to go now before we welcome our new Commandant!

Are you looking forward to having him on the team? We sure are!

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How exciting! Who's looking forward to getting back up in the air? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธโœˆ ... See MoreSee Less

How exciting! Whos looking forward to getting back up in the air? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธโœˆImage attachmentImage attachment

Worried that your squadron has been left out of Saturday Spotlight? Never fear, we will get to you!

As squadrons get ready to return to F2F and many cadets go back to school, we're pretty busy right now across the Wing. Lots of time is being spent getting back into routines, doing training, prepping buildings and planning activities. So for now, we're taking a break from our weekly squadron-focused videos.

But we will be back! Saturday Spotlight will return once our squadrons have got the ball rolling again, and our videos will even have a new look! So keep your eyes peeled...

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Off to one of these local universities this month? ๐ŸŽ“

Why not consider joining UBAS alongside your studies? You can't remain as a cadet, but you won't be missing out. University Air Squadrons offer an amazing syllabus covering flying, sport and Adventure Training. You'll get to visit airshows, meet students from other universities (as well as other university cadet units such as URNU and UOTC), attend formal dinners and so much more.

So what are you waiting for? ๐Ÿค” If you're heading off to university elsewhere in the country never fear! There are plenty of UAS units around, and you can easily find out if your university is affiliated with one.Look familiar? UBAS recruits from these 10 universities in and around The Midlands. UBAS offers a range of exciting and enriching activities, all of which you can learn more about on the UBAS website, UBAS Online. To apply, visit the link in our bio.
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#UBAS #NoOrdinaryDegree #UAS #RecruitingNow #Recruitment #University #Freshers #RAF #RAFReserve #RAFVolunteer #birminghamcityuniversity #keeleuniversity #staffordshireuniversity #universityofwarwick #universityofbirmingham #universityofwolverhampton #coventryuniversity #harperadamsuniversity #astonuniversity #universityofworcester
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Off to one of these local universities this month? ๐ŸŽ“

Why not consider joining UBAS alongside your studies? You cant remain as a cadet, but you wont be missing out. University Air Squadrons offer an amazing syllabus covering flying, sport and Adventure Training. Youll get to visit airshows, meet students from other universities (as well as other university cadet units such as URNU and UOTC), attend formal dinners and so much more.

So what are you waiting for? ๐Ÿค” If youre heading off to university elsewhere in the country never fear! There are plenty of UAS units around, and you can easily find out if your university is affiliated with one.

As we look towards Battle of Britain Day on September 15th, it's only right that we commemorate a name so well known to us in the RAFAC... Douglas Bader!

The RAF Museum at Cosford have been putting together some fantastic insights into Battle of Britain pilots, all of which you can check out on their Facebook page ๐Ÿ’ป
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The C-17 will be out and about above Birmingham this evening! Why not keep your eye out and see if you can capture any pictures? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“ธThis evening, our C-17 Globemaster aircraft is expected to be operating in the vicinity of Birmingham, whilst engaged in essential training.

99 Squadron RAF #c17 #globemasteriii #globemaster
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The C-17 will be out and about above Birmingham this evening! Why not keep your eye out and see if you can capture any pictures? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“ธ

Staff and cadets from Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing would have been heading off to Arnhem today! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿฅพ Due to Covid-19, we haven't been able to make our way over to the Netherlands, which is a great shame. However, that doesn't mean we can't do a throwback! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Four years ago, 29F - Rugby Squadron Air Cadets wrote a great report about attending the 69th Annual Airborne Commemorative March. You can read their full report on the Air Cadet website:

www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/news/rugby-squadron-travel-to-holland-to-for-commemorative-march/

For a quick fire summary and lots of great photos, check out this clip!

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we would of been on the coach now, see you all next year

As we can't go out and collect for RAFA this year, why not host a Battle of Britain themed coffee morning with your family?

You can find out more information here ๐Ÿ‘‡
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As we cant go out and collect for RAFA this year, why not host a Battle of Britain themed coffee morning with your family?

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Another exciting competition coming up! Why not give this a go?๐ŸŒŸCOMPETITION๐ŸŒŸ

Get designing... for the Future Cockpit Design.
We are teaming up with BAE Systems and the winner will get an exclusive tour of the TEMPEST project at BAE Warton.

You have until the 11th October to enter the competition.
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Another exciting competition coming up! Why not give this a go?

Some more words of wisdom from our Acting Commandant! Good luck once again to all returning to the classroom today, not just our cadets, but our staff too!

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on returning to F2F, and we hope to see you all soon.

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Some more words of wisdom from our Acting Commandant! Good luck once again to all returning to the classroom today, not just our cadets, but our staff too!

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on returning to F2F, and we hope to see you all soon. 

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Best of luck to all of our cadets who are returning to school or college tomorrow. This might seem like a nerve wracking time, but just relax and take getting back into a routine in your stride - you've got this! For all of our cadets who might be returning to work soon, best of luck to you too. All of your staff in Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing are incredibly proud of you!

Before you know it, we'll be back on squadron; plans are being made as we speak. It will look and feel a little different, but we can't wait to have you all back.

๐Ÿ’ญ What are you looking forward to most about returning to F2F?

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Best of luck to all of our cadets who are returning to school or college tomorrow. This might seem like a nerve wracking time, but just relax and take getting back into a routine in your stride - youve got this! For all of our cadets who might be returning to work soon, best of luck to you too. All of your staff in Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing are incredibly proud of you!

Before you know it, well be back on squadron; plans are being made as we speak. It will look and feel a little different, but we cant wait to have you all back.

๐Ÿ’ญ What are you looking forward to most about returning to F2F?

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Are you interested in road marching? Looking to get more involved or further your skills? Then why not give this course a go!

If you're interested, contact the Wing Road Marching Officer - Fg Off Sheila Wilson - on marching.warksbham@rafac.mod.gov.uk ๐Ÿ“ง
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A little further from home than we'd like... but great to see the Reds out and about doing what they do best! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ... See MoreSee Less

Missing camp this year? Check out this recap of the National Aerospace Camp! ... See MoreSee Less