615 News Archive

Help for Heroes Fundraising

Staff and cadets from 615 VGS spent the day at Waitrose Warlingham on Friday 22nd April, helping customers with bag-packing and trolley-pushing to raise money for Help for Heroes.


By the end of the day a huge £1715.45 had been raised which will go towards the vital work of Help for Heroes as they assist our injured servicemen and servicewomen.


Many thanks to the staff who attended and the generous support of the customers of Waitrose.



Easter Course 2011

A fantastic week, with unusually good weather for the Easter course, saw 615 achieve the following:


10 GS solo

2 GS non-solo


3 new G1 Pilots

a large amount of GIC


Well done to everyone involved, and thanks for all your hard work over the week.



2010 Stats

At the start of 2010 HQAC tasked 615 VGS to complete the following by 31 December 2010:


6750 Launches

525 GIC Awards

67 GS Award

7 AGT Awards


615 VGS is proud to have exceeded this requirement yet again. As at 31 December 2010 the stats are as follows:








GIC Awards



GS Awards



AGT Awards




The success is further enhanced by the fact that 615 managed this feat without a single incident. Secondly over 85% of the GS Students managed Solo with silver wings.


Thanks to all the ATC Squadrons, CCF Units (Cadets and Staff) that have participated in helping 615 achieve this incredible success.



VIP Day Video



615VGS held a VIP day on Friday 27th August 2010.  The video above was filmed by one of our visitors that day who recently finished editing it. Enjoy!

Cadet 150


Fifty London Cadets celebrated 150 years of the Cadet Force Movement at a special gliding day held at Kenley Airfield on Friday 18th June. The cadets from the Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps, Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force, some of whom are in the middle of their examinations, took a well-earned break from their revision to take to the skies above South London. For the majority of the cadets this was their first opportunity to go gliding.