The annual athletics carnival is on again!! With all reviews for the year over, this is a great opportunity to attend the athletics carnival, without the pressure of having to prepare for other air league events.
If your squadron has not attended the athletics carnival in recent years, you are more than welcome to attend – we look forward to seeing you, your members and parents there!
This is a fun carnival – a great opportunity to have some fun and socialize with other members of the Group. Details can be found in pdf N/PA/C/02/15 (266 KB).
Retaining older cadets as Warrant Officer and then Trainee Officers is vital to the organisation’s future success...
Starting from 2015, all serving cadets upon reaching the age of 17 will receive a special birthday package from the Australian Air League. This birthday pack includes a 'passport' letter from the Federal Training Commissioner, helpful information about becoming an adult leader in the Air League, information on the Federal team and a free voucher covering one year of annual subscription to mark the cadet’s transition into adult service.
Discussing the new initiative, Federal Training Commissioner Tom Short said, "Retaining older cadets as Warrant Officer and then Trainee Officers is vital to the organisation’s future success and we hope this new initiative will show older cadets how much we value their commitment and dedication.""
On the weekend of the 11th to the 13th of September, Bundaberg Squadron in Queensland played host to three other Squadrons for its annual gliding camp at its Squadron building. With the assistance of the Bundaberg Gliding Club, cadets from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Strathpine and Southport were able to experience the incredible feeling of engineless flight.
Chief Commissioner Ian Rickards was surprised and visibly pleased to receive his Bar to the DSA Medal from the 2015 Cadets of the Year at a special presentation ceremony during the Victoria Group Review on 4th October. The Bar to a Distinguished Service Award is the highest award for service and was granted by the Council of the Air League in recognition of Mr Rickards’ long and outstanding commitment to the organisation for over 40 years.
To provide some new and exciting categories in the annual NSW Boys Group Review Education Competition, 2016 will see a new category - the Group Build, starting with the iconic Supermarine Spitfire.