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138s sub zero AT weekend

Article posted: Apr 22, 2013 by Flt Lt Waplington

Cadets and members of staff from 138 squadron Air Training Corps, basked in warm days and endured sub zero temperatures to complete the first of the seasons AT weekend at Calverton Scout Camp.

The camp after being rescheduled due to the bizarre weather conditions over the winter months finally happened. Fourteen cadets and five members of staff packed their sleeping bags and rucksacks and headed out into the wilds of the scout camp at Calverton. It was an ideal opportunity to tryout the squadrons latest assets 4 brand new tents, provided by the committee after marathon bag packs during the last year.

The cadet’s itinerary for the busy weekend included map and compass work, sports, orienteering exercises and D of E practice walking and team building.
The weather was one of the warmest up to date; with cadets enjoying the activities .However with the onset of the evening the cold descended on the camp, but did not deter the cadet enthusiasm for the weekend.

The campsite was occupied with fellow cadets from Hucknall.
CI Brian Layton is quoted as saying “The cadets behaved and endured the cold weather extremely well; they are a credit to themselves. I am really proud of them all”
Cadet corporal Sam Smith said “A great chance to do fun activities you can’t do at the squadron. An all round fun weekend”

138 squadron Air Training Corps would like to thank staff at Calverton Scout camp for their kind assistance during the camp

CI Brian Layton
SMCO