COVID-19 - UPDATES


For specific communications regarding activities and DofE please look at web page: Cadet Information > Announcements. This area is password protected, please check your email for a message from Flt Lt Mann on 16th April 2020 for the password.

 

Update 04th April - Our virtual parades are going well. Please encourage your son/daughter to join us if they haven' yet. Routine is important in these unusual times.

 

Update 16th April - Flt Lt Mann has emailed all Parents and Cadets with vital information regarding 1083 Squadron Parades. If you have not received this email please email us to request a resend. Our Squadron will remain closed for face-to-face parades until further notice; however, 1083 will begin VIRTUAL parades on both Monday and Thursday nights via Microsoft Teams. During these sessions we will continue to deliver the Cadet Syllabus and run activities towards the Inter-Flight Competition. Cadets should access Cadet Portal for details on how to join the Parades.

 

Update 17th March - All RAF Air Cadet face-to-face activity has now stopped, this includes all off Squadron activities.

 

Update 16th March - 1083 (Uxbridge) Squadron is now closed following Government advice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently looking to re-open on the 20th April, but will post details here should this date change. Cadets are still encouraged to sit their Ultilearn exams and update their Duke of Edinburgh award whilst the unit is stood down. Keep an eye on your email as Squadron staff will be in touch if there are things you need to complete.

 

 

FAQs:

 

Q - I can't see the exam I need to take on Ultilearn, what should I do? Email the training officer at training.1083@aircadets.org and request access.

 

Q - Can I still attend weekend activities? No all Air Cadet activity has now been cancelled.

 

Q - When will Cadets recommence? All Cadet face-to-face activities are suspended until 31st August, however Cadets will be able to take part in VIRTUAL parades from Monday 20th April. Cadets should keep an eye on this page for further updates on when face-to-face parades will recommence and on Cadet Portal for Virtual parade details.

 

Q - I can't access Cadet Portal, what should I do? Email the adjutant on adj.1083@aircadets.org.

 

Q - Do I need to book leave? No, all Cadets are authorised during the stand down period.

 

Q - I was due to passout of the Intake in March, what will happen now? We will be rescheduling the passout parade once the Squadron resumes.

 

Q - I am meant to be training for ISCRM in July, should I still request leave from School? ISCRM 2020 has official been cancelled.

 

Q - If we are not parading do I still need to pay subs? The Squadron is a recognised charity that runs a non-profit policy; however our Civilian Welfare Committee understands the coming months maybe financially difficult on families and have agreed to wave subs until the end of June, the change to your direct debit will be applied automatically. We will be reviewing July and August as more advice is available on when we can resume Squadron face-to-face parades.

 

Q - I have paid for activities over the summer, what happens now? Any payments made for activities over the summer period will be refunded to parents. For Cadets who have paid for summer camp, you will have the option to transfer to the camp over October half term. If you wish to transfer to this camp please email the Squadron adjutant on adj.1083@aircadets.org. The IET and DofE weekends have been postponed to September and October.

 

Q - I can't complete my DofE activity because of Social Distancing, can I change my activity? Yes you can but before you do you must speak to the Squadron staff. Please either email 1083@aircadets.org or speak to them on a Virtual Parade session. Squadron staff will be contacting you shortly to discuss your DofE award with you.