A total of 36 cadets attended this year’s Summer Camp at RAF Cosford. 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron sent an eager seven cadets out to experience what RAF Cosford had to offer.
Cadets were pleasantly surprised with the bristling variety that the staff (including Pilot Officer Ireland, who was the Training Officer for the week, and from 2195 Sqn) managed to include during the action-packed week.
Cadets got stuck into healthy portions of section visits, ranging from the University status No.1 radio school, to the RAF regiment and RAF police. This granted the ‘next generation’ of our Air Force the chance to see and experience what happens behind the scenes.
Cadets had to use initiative, communication and team-leading skills on several activities such as the low ropes and the motivation outreach activities; as well as developing teamwork skills to overcome obstacles way outside their comfort zone, such as the high ropes course.
Cadets also profited from several non-cadet activities, such as ice-skating and even a visit to Cadbury’s World! Cadets expressed their enthusiasm for the visit, and used it as a great opportunity to stock up on discount chocolate!
Cadet Carver commented “at first I was very nervous because it was my first week-long camp on an RAF base. I was afraid I wouldn’t know anyone in my flight. The activities were challenging and I overcame my fear of heights on the High Ropes course. The highlight was definitely Cadburys world!
Sgt Readyhoof added “this was definitely a good chance to meet other NCOs and learn new management and directing skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of activities and I look forward to seeing my new-found friends at the upcoming Wing events!”.
By Sgt Stan Readyhoof – 2195 (Long Eaton) Sqn.