At the end of July thirty Air Cadets from around the Wing came together for a week long Camp at the ATCs Adventure Training Centre at Llanbedr, which is on the Welsh coast. Flight Sergeant Serena Linley from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron was one of those Cadets and says the following about the week.
”This week was adventure training camp where every day consisted of a huge range of activities. Working with your peers in your flight and others is essential, whether the teamwork is for morale or physical help.
The programme for the week involved mountain biking, dry skiing, swimming, walking, canoeing/kayaking and visiting the Friog Slate Mines where we abseiled, climbed through the mine and finally slide down a zip wire into the coldest lagoon you could possibly wish for!
The programme is not like a ‘Blues’ camp but with activities as physically challenging as these you soon learned to get the best night’s sleep you could!
My personal favourite activities were skiing and kayaking, both were better than I and others expected. Other favourites were visiting Friog Slate Mine or biking. This camp has by far been the best thing I’ve done with Cadets. I could even go so far as to say one of the best weeks I’ve experienced whether in or out of Cadets.
Llanbedr challenges everyone and helps everyone, regardless of age, sex, ability and time spent in Cadets. Llanbedr is definitely a camp to beg to get a place for. The staff want to, and succeed in making sure that this week is amazing for everyone and they certainly have done for me!”