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504's New Cadets Sample Camp Life

Article posted: Nov 14, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

504 Squadron Enjoys Successful Fieldcraft Training Camp

Cadets “Cam Up” for the Night Exercise

New Cadets from 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron took part in a Fieldcraft Training Camp at Drum Hill in Derbyshire, taking the opportunity to use some of the skills and knowledge they have developed during recruit training. The camp took place in the middle of October and was lead by the Cadet NCO Team of 504 Squadron.

The camp was designed to introduce the new Cadets to life in the field, in readiness for other camps the Cadets are likely to attend as they go through their Cadet careers. As well as standard fieldcraft training, which culminated in a full night exercise, the Cadets also enjoyed sporting and teambuilding activities. Throughout the weekend, the Cadets cooked their own meals using military ration packs, which added to the overall experience of the camp.

Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Jodi Hudson, said: “The camp was a great success and was enjoyed by everyone there, our NCO Team delivered an excellent training experience for the new Cadets and provided them with an early insight on what they can look forward to in the future.”