Junior Air Cadets from two Nottingham squadrons enjoyed the warm autumn weather whilst experiencing life under canvas for the first time.
The youngsters from 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre and 504 (West Nottingham) squadrons of the Air Training Corps got together for an exciting weekend camping and training in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire.
For most of the cadets it was their first time camping and taking part in the rigorous programme of training and fun outdoors.
Staff and Cadets pose for a group photograph
From early morning Physical Training to late evening night navigation exercises the cadets were kept active by the volunteer staff who taught them first aid, survival and fieldcraft skills. All the cadets had to cook for themselves and learn to work within a team being led by more senior cadets.
“It was” said cadet Matthew Carre “ a fantastic time and we are all looking forward to doing it again, please!”
Working as a team to get a young Cadet onto the rope bridge
Any youngster aged thirteen to seventeen who wants to do something different, we are recruiting. Visit the Air cadets Website at www.aircadets.org for further information.
by Flt Lt Allan Munns RAF VR(T)
OC 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Sqn
South & East Midlands Wg