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NOTTINGHAM AIR CADETS VENTURE NORTH

Article posted: Jul 28, 2008 by sl1

Thirty Air Cadets from around the City of Nottingham have attended a camp at Royal Air Force Lossiemouth in the far North of Scotland.
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After a twelve hour coach ride, the cadets spent a week living with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and looking at how the RAF works with visits to various work sections such as the RAF Fire Service, Survival equipment and a visit to a Nimrod Squadron to be shown how this Search & Rescue aircraft works.

Leadership and team work skills were tested in a Night Exercise held at RAF Kinloss as well as during the week long competition to determine the best team and best cadet.

The winning team was lead by 17 year old Cadet Sergeant Kilar from No 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron whilst the closely contested best cadet award went to Cadet Sophie Lincoln aged 15 from No 2425 (Tollerton) Squadron.


The photograph shows two young cadets (L Cadet Corporal Aimie Hallam (17) from Ilkeston and R Cadet Gracie Cousins (14) of Sandiacre) in the front seats of an RAF Nimrod aircraft

The evenings were filled by visits to the swimming pool, bowling ally and the ice rink in Elgin.

The cadets, aged from thirteen to seventeen years, were accompanied by six volunteer staff also from the Nottingham Area.

“It was a fantastic week for the cadets and the staff, the RAF treated us magnificently”, said Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns the Camp Commandant and Officer Commanding the Stapleford Squadron. Most of the cadets are already looking forward to next summer.