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1461 Make Use of RAF Wittering

Article posted: Jul 17, 2014 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Mid July saw RAF Wittering play host to a multi Squadron camp, with Squadrons from both South & East Midlands Wing and Trent Wing in attendance. The cadets spent the Saturday at Vigo woods where they learnt field craft, navigation and field first aid skills. All of these skills came together and put the cadets to the test in a night exercise, where cadets were also given a casualty evacuation scenario.

Sunday saw the cadets visit the Harrier Heritage museum, where they learnt about the history of RAF Station Wittering and the history and success of the Harrier. The museum also allowed the cadets to look around the aircraft and see some of the equipment used by pilots assigned to that type of aircraft.

Sgt Lauren Ashby said that ‘It was a good weekend for all to develop field craft skills and teamwork, I also enjoyed the Harrier heritage centre as I didn’t know it was there’.

1461 looks forward to more successful camps such as this one in the future.

CWO Amy Woodford
1461 Squadron