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Amazing Opportunities for South and East Midlands Air Cadets

Article posted: Nov 14, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Four cadets and one member of staff have just returned from a ten-day annual camp to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. They were the only ones to go from South and East Midlands Wing.

Fg Off Rebekah Harrison

They visited RAF Akrotiri with other cadets and staff from two regions. It was an extremely busy camp. Cadets had the chance to learn about the RAF in Cyprus, Cyprus as a divided country and also a little bit of time to relax.

Akrotiri is an extremely busy base with aircraft coming and going everyday which meant the cadets had lots of opportunities to meet pilots, crew and see different aircraft from all three forces as well as from America.

Cpl Balson on camp

There was also a day trip to Nicosia. The cadets had a chance to see the UN buffer zone and visit some of the old parts of the city.
Cadets flew with the local flying club and saw the beach and water park from the air, where they had been relaxing over their time in Cyprus.

Cpl Balson & Sgt Galliers-Parker

The cadets enjoyed the camp, several said it was the best camp they had ever been on. Flying Officer Rebekah Harrison RAF VR (T) said,“ It was a fantastic camp, in all respects. The weather was really hot and it was very interesting to visit the UN buffer zone and Nicosia”.

By Flying Officer Rebekah Harrison
1188 Sqn Media & Communications Officer