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A day on the water for Corby Air Cadets

Article posted: Jul 29, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Richards

On Sunday 26th July a team of Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron, 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron and 1101 (Kettering) Squadron attended a water activity day at the Rock UK Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough.

The day, organised by 422 (Corby) Squadron Adjutant, Pilot Officer Phil Ewers RAFVRT, was aimed at providing the cadets with teambuilding and leadership based tasks, but most of all a little fun.

Before the cadets hit the water, the centre staff briefed the cadets on safety in the water and in and around the grounds. They were then split into groups and kitted out for kayaking and raft building.

Throughout the day, Instructors from Rock UK took the groups through their paces in kayaking, testing their confidence and balance. While the raft building group were tested on their leadership and construction skills.

422 (Corby) Squadron Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVRT said, “Despite the rain, the cadets showed great enthusiasm and teamwork throughout the day. Thanks to Pilot Officer Ewers and the Instructors at Rock UK for putting on a great day of activities for cadets. They’re already bursting to go back”.

Cadet Ryles of 422 (Corby) Squadron said, “I’ve had a brilliant day and can’t wait to tell my family what I’ve been up to. The Air Cadets really keep me busy and this is one of the best activities I have done so far”.

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at www.422corbyatc.co.uk/how-to-join.aspx.