Due to limitations with the Air Line of Communication (ALOC) to Ascension Island all diving expeditions have been cancelled until for 2017. RAFSAA are working hard with Ascension Island Base to ensure that they will resume in 2018.
Units are advised to continue to bid for slots through the normal process and more information will be forthcoming in due course.
Expeditions have been allowed different weight allowances when travelling to and from Ascension Island. The limits have been clarified with movement staff as 27kg in the hold and 9kg hand baggage.
It is recommended that expeditions print off the attached file and carry it with them in case there is a dispute during check in.
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HQ Adventurous Training Group (Army) have just released 2016DIN07-090 which has dates for the slots in Ascension Island, Cyprus and Gibraltar. Bids are to be submitted by 19 Aug 16.
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Just in via the RAF Sub Aqua Association:
A short notice operational requirement is impacting on availability of space for none essential trips to Ascension Island in 2016, including expeditions.
All walking expeds have been cancelled. At present RAFSAA has negotiated that diving expeds will begin in May 16. Sadly this means some diving expeds in the early part of the year will be cancelled.
Formal notification is being communicated with affected exped leaders by the RAFSAA Expeds Officer, Craig King (Contact details on this page). Any exped leaders who wish clarification should contact him. Any further changes will be communicated via various means to ensure the community is kept informed.
Adventurous Training Group (Army) have just published 2015DIN07-092 (Annex A – Application Form) which contains the list of dates for the expedition slots in Ascension, Cyprus & Gibraltar. It also explains the bidding process and further information for planning.