Royal Air Squadron Trophy 2023

Earlier in December, 19 schools sent their CCF RAF sections to RAF Halton to take part in the prestigious Royal Air Squadron Trophy competition making it the biggest one day competition for L2SER TEST Area with 250 cadets and 40 staff

The sections took part in Drill, Air Rifle, Command Tasks, 1st Aid, RAF General Service Knowledge and Aircraft Recognition. An exciting concurrent activity was the Micro-helicopters which as in previous years proved very popular and a real challenge in eye/hand coordination.

With just 8 points separating the top 3 teams the competition was fierce and at the end of the day Dulwich College were crowned the overall victors, in 2nd place was Wilsons School and 3rd was Judd School

OC LaSER TEST Sqn Ldr Davies said “For those cadets attending it was an unforgettable day and one I am sure they will remember for a very long time going on to represent the area at the National competition in March 2024.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of RAF Halton and that of the Station Commander, Group Captain Fergus GARWOOD MA RAF for permitting the use of the training facilities, accommodation and the messes throughout the weekend.

Also to that of the Station Air Cadet Liaison Officer, Flight Lieutenant Scott GINN and the staffing from the Recruit Training Squadron for their support to the drill and dress elements.”


The CCF (RAF), along with the Air Training Corps (ATC), forms the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC). The CCF (RAF) is the RAFAC section of the Combined Cadet Force. There are 230 RAF Sections with approximately 9000 cadets and 700 adult volunteers. The CCF (RAF) aims to offer an exciting and challenging cadet experience, based around flying and aviation and so inspire young people to learn and develop new skills. Follow the link below to find out more.