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1188 (Coalville) Squadron visit RAF Gibraltar

Article posted: Sep 13, 2016 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

This August a cadet and member of staff from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps went on a week long camp to RAF Gibraltar.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Ewan Setchell and Civilian Instructor Joe Clark visited RAF Gibraltar for a week-long camp, along with other Cadets from Central & East Region and South West Region.
The Cadets participated in many activities during the week, including visits to working Military sections at RAF Gibraltar and many of Gibraltar’s tourist attractions like St. Michael’s Cave and visiting the apes at the top of the rock .There were also trips to a Zoo and Water Park across the border in Spain. As this was an Air Cadet Camp, the Cadets were also able to see some of the military areas of the island, including the WWII Tunnels and Police boats.
CI Clark said “It was an amazing week for both the staff and Cadets. There’s so much history in Gibraltar, especially in places like the WWII Tunnels. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see this and enjoying a week in the sun at the same time.”

Flight Lieutenant Rebekah Harrison-Page RAF VR (T) said “ I have in the past been on camp to RAF Gibraltar, it is a good camp and an excellent opportunity for members of the Air Training Corps to see parts of the peninsula not available to tourists .”