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1461 head to the Valley

Article posted: Nov 04, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

3 cadets have recently returned from a week long camp at RAF Valley, Anglesey. The 3 cadets joined over 30 other cadets from across the Wing and headed to the Welsh RAF Station, which is home to Search and Rescue Sea Kings, as well as No. 4 Flying Training School, where military pilots learn to fly fast jets.
The Camp had an opportunity to meet the Station Commander, Grp Capt Hedley as well as section visits to 19 and 208 Sqns, the survival equipment bay and Search and Rescue Training Unit.
All the cadets had an opportunity to see RAF aircraft up close, with talks from RAF pilots and crewman. Despite some pretty nasty weather at time, the cadets managed to get a visit in to the beach and also put their nerves to the test on the high ropes course at Tree Top Adventure in Betwys Coed.
Camp Commandant, Autumn Camp, Flt Lt Tim Hargraves said “ This camp has been a great first for many of the cadets. They have been able to see up close what the RAF is all about and many now have designs on a high flying career in the RAF”

Picture shows Cdt Sgt Stark in the cockpit of a Griffin Helicopter of SARTU

Flt Lt Tim Hargraves OC 1461 Sqn