Category: 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron

Category: 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron

637 VGS gliding today!
April 22, 2017 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

An absolutely fantastic day for gliding at RAF Little Rissington today. 637 VGS were flying only one glider, ZE 555. The airfield was also having its grass cut so that the gliders could use grass in the future. Visit the link for the official 637 VGS website.   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018

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2017 – Vikings at RAF Little Rissi’
March 1, 2017 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron are to be begin gliding this month with their Viking T Mk 1’s. The Facebook group kindly let me repost their pictures from their site. Click here for more information from 637 Sqn on Facebook (their official site). Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018

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RAF Little Rissi’ – No. 22 “Training” Group Badge
February 25, 2017 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

RAF Little Rissington is now home to No. 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron as the primary military unit, who provide elementary flying training for Combined Cadet Force and Air Training Corps Cadets. 637 VGS is a flying training unit under the command of No.2 Flying Training School and 22 (Training) Group of the Royal Air Force. In

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637 Squadron – recommences flying in the New Year
December 26, 2016 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

Please see the quote from the 637 Squadrons, Facebook site: Last Monday, the first of our Flying Supervisors commenced their conversion training on the Viking T Mk 1 (the military variant of the Grob 103 Twin Acro) at the Royal Air Force Central Gliding School, RAF Syerston. Conversion training will be conducted throughout November /

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VGS Accommodation
June 12, 2016 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

637 VGS Accommodation nearing completion. For many more pictures select Gallery. Once completed I hope the Grobs start flying again.   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018

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Control & Watch Tower + Fire Station
May 20, 2016 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, Technical Site Nomad

Paul Francis from the Airfield Research Group has kindly let me show you the following photographs. I am sure you will find them very interesting. Please don’t copy them without the Airfield Research Groups Permission and if you haven’t visited the above site you can while away an hour or so browsing. For those

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VGS Accommodation Block
May 15, 2016 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

The new Accommodation Block for the VGS has begun and is making great progress. 2016 will prove to be a huge advancement for the UR element of VGS. All the facilities have had huge amount of expenditure lavished on them. There is a new Hangar, the original Fire Station has been refurbished into offices and

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Future of RAF Little Rissington
March 22, 2016 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Reserves (Mr Julian Brazier) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. In April 2014 all Air Cadet Organisation gliding was paused due to airworthiness concerns with the Grob Viking conventional glider and Grob Vigilant motorglider fleets utilised by the Air Cadet Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGS). Substantial operational,

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637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron
November 28, 2015 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

David Harrison (Upper Rissington resident) noticed that the Green hangar that has been a fixture of RAF Little Rissington for a number of years is no longer on site. It would appear that the resident Grobs have now a cosier home in their new hangar. Pictures below provided by David Harrison. If you want to

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Planning Permission Sought for Accommodation
September 6, 2014 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Nomad

Location: 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, RAF Little Rissington, Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire, , Proposal: Erection of 56 Bed Sleeping Accommodation and Catering Facilities Click here for further details.

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