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Basic camp for the new ones

Article posted: Mar 31, 2014 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

From the 14th to the 16th March, twenty cadets that have recently passed out had their first ever Air Cadet camp, this was held at RAF Wittering. The camp started off with some fun activities over in the sports hall to give them a chance to get to know their flight and flight IC’s. This involved ice breakers and sport.

Once they got back to the block they were briefed on what would happen over the weekend. On the Saturday the day involved a Drill practice lead by their flight IC’s, a Uniform inspection with the adult ATC SGT’s, basic field craft skills and Heartstart. This was to prepare them for the night exercise and the drill competition. The Night exercise was a success and all the cadets said they had a great time, but it wasn’t so fun trying to get all that camouflage paint off, all cadets now understand why a packet of ‘baby wipes’ was on the kit list. They were then given an hour of free time where they all gathered in the common room to help each other with their uniform.

Then on the Sunday we had a day exercise again putting into practice the field craft skills they had been taught. After lunch and a quick uniform change the drill competition and uniform inspection commenced and showed a massive improvement compared to the start of the camp. A Flight was very happy with their tin of polish and yellow duster that were awarded for winning the Drill competition lead by SGT Huckle.

On behalf of all the cadets, a massive thank you to Flight Lieutenant Gibson, SGT ATC Ashby, SGT ATC Clee, CI Brackpool and the three cadet NCO’s I/CWO Woodford, I/SGT Huckle and SGT Ashby for the fantastic weekend at RAF Wittering.

CI Huckle
Squadron MCO