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2070 Sqn Lake District Camp 2013

Article posted: Sep 19, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On the 3rd – 7th August the Squadron embarked on an Adventure Training Weekend to the Lake District.

An early start was required on the Saturday with Cadets reporting at the crack of dawn, loading all the kit in the vehicles and setting off North.

The majority of Cadets are still undergoing their First Class training and this adventure enabled them to put to practice, in wild Country, some of the skills and theories, that had been talked about in the past few weeks.

Skills were carried out in all aspects of camp craft, navigation, teamwork and activities were carried out testing each element.
The activities were canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and on the last two days an expedition around the Lake Windermere area, which culminated in the conquering of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England.

Cadets were said to have enjoyed all the different Challenges, particularly scaling the heights of Scafell Pike and also camping, the night before having carried all the kit they require.

There is no doubt that the experiences that they had, will benefit them when they embark on the expedition sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes. Well done to all Cadets on the weekend and to all the staff who were instrumental in the training, planning and organisation.

By FS (ATC) Matt Parker
2070 Sqn MCO