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Scorched at Summer Camp 2013

Article posted: Aug 08, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Scorched at Summer Camp 2013

Five staff members and twelve cadets from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron, along with cadets from five other squadrons descended on RAF Odiham for this year’s Annual Summer Camp.

Home to the Chinook, RAF Odiham allowed the cadets to have the flight of their lives in the prestigious helicopter.

The cadets also took part in exhilarating activities such as gliding, go karting and water fights with the Fire Engines on base. Cadet Flight Sergeant Amber Short most enjoyed the water fight with the RAF Firefighters, “It was extremely hot weather so being able to cool down courtesy of the RAF Firefighters was brilliant at the end of a long day!”

126 cadets were let loose in the historic dock-yard in Portsmouth and saw the famous war ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. They took a leisurely boat trip around the harbor to see the war ships and soaked up the rays from the glistening sun.

Not only were the cadets taken for a ride in the Chinook once, but twice! The group of lucky cadets said that this was a once in a lifetime experience and were glad that they had the opportunity.
It isn’t only great fun for the cadets; the staff had a fantastic time also. Warrant Officer Chris Ince said “The whole experience was fantastic. The cadets worked well as a team, learned a lot and the weather was amazing with 30 degree sunshine all week!”