The RAF Section has a strong focus on aviation and flying, and is particularly suited to technically minded cadets. Cadets within the section fly regularly at RAF Cosford, where they initially learn the basics of aircraft control before trying their hand at aerobatics. As cadets build up their flying experience they eventually get to take complete control of the aircraft.
The RAF Section organises a programme of Friday afternoon training linked to the RAF cadet syllabus, as well as a range of adventurous and problem-solving activities. Beyond Fridays, the Section organises two expeditions per year visiting active RAF establishments. Cadets also have the opportunity to attend RAF camps in the UK and abroad; three cadets recently spent an excellent week in Gibraltar with the RAF.
A number of Old Edwardian cadets have gone on to careers within the Air Force as communications specialists, medics, and pilots, whilst many have become members of University Air Squadrons. Some have returned from ‘tours’ (service) abroad and have given valuable presentations to current cadets on RAF life and working within the air force.