Cadets spend a week with the RAF

19 cadets from the Squadron have just returned from annual camp at RAF Waddington. The base,which is home to the RAFs Sentry and Sentinel surveillance aircraft which are supporting operations over Afghanistan and Libya, hosted the camp for cadets from London Wing, with cadets from 338 and 1921 Sqns also being present. During an action packed week the cadets had the opportunity to visit No 5 and 8 Sqns, the RAF Regiment, Air Traffic Control, Fire Section, Medical Helicopter Unit, College Hall at RAF Cranwell (home of officer training), the Battle of Britain Flight at RAF Conningsby, fly on the Grob Tutor, “fly” the Sentry simulator (with not too many crashes!), live fire on the L98 rifle with 4 cadets gaining marksman awards, gaining swimming profficiency awards, and 4 lucky cadets flew in the Sentry on an air to air refueling sortie (and much much more!). Cdt Jabbar was voted the best cadet on the camp, and Cdt Davies said “This was an amazing camp, the only problem was the week was too short!”. The Camp Commandant, Sqn Ldr Godden said “This camp was an excellent week for the cadets and we would like to thank the Station for its help and hospitalilty and to the Liasion Officer from the RAF, Sgt Jace Collins, for his hard work and enthusiasism in arranging an experience the cadets will never forget, and to the Cadet Staff for their hard work in making the camp suceed”.