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  • CYPRUS CAMP by Sgt N. Barnes

    21st August 2018


    The Cyprus AT summer camp was a brilliant opportunity for myself and Tristan to have new experiences around the Adventure training segment of the air cadets, we got involved in activities such as climbing, high ropes courses, scuba diving, clay pigeon shooting and go karting (which was one of my personal favourites). The 9 full days spent in Cyprus with other cadets across the country allowed Tristan and I to make some new friends, who I was sad to say goodbye to at the end of the week. The camp was excellent value for money as the activities we took part in would be rather a lot if we did them as civilians. We stayed on RAF troodos up in the mountains which was brilliant as it is still a fully functioning RAF station. We had plenty of time to spend at the beach so we could meet new people (and possibly catch a tan!) which I really enjoyed. I highly recommend this camp to other cadets and staff.
    That was just a brief insight to the Cyprus camp and I hope that you will consider applying next year. If you have any questions do ask myself or Tristan at the squadron or via messenger.

    Author: Bill Relyea


    21st August 2018


    Over the past week I have been visiting Sennelager in Germany with cadets from around the UK. On the first day I visited Wewelsburg castle which used to be known as the SS's HQ, we toured the museum and learnt more about the concentration camps close to the area. I also visited the Mohen dam which was bombed by the dam busters in WW2. The weather conditions throughout the week were perfect for sailing which I enjoyed learning and and also raft building. We also learnt some first aid such as the use of torneques from army soldiers who have toured various countries such as Afghanistan and I also met bomb disposal experts who looked after the training ground. Towards the end of the week we went swimming and visited fort fun, a theme park in Germany with some unusual rides. I thoroughly enjoyed the week and would encourage people to attend this camp next year!

    Author: Bill Relyea

  • LASER Marching Band Weekend - by Cdt Newman

    3rd May 2018

    Recently I was selected to play in the LASER Marching Band at RAF Halton. I'm used to playing my trumpet in an orchestra but never thought that I would be marching at the same time! All of our practicing took place in uniform within a huge hangar. The instructors were approachable and kept learning fun.


    All of the food was really tasty and was just what I needed after a long, eventful day of learning. The accommodation was also great with parties on the second night with disco lights and speakers! Also there were very good supplies for polishing shoes and ironing. Overall it was a great trip and I would strongly recommend it to anyone with any musical skills and decent foot drill.


    Author: Victoria Ballard

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