RAF Halton Camp

4 Cdts from the Sqn have returned from a week camp with London Wing at the Recruit Training School at RAF Halton. cdt Manku reports “On the first day, we had a few initial briefings and we spent the rest of the day bonding with cadets from other Sqns in London Wing. It was great to meet cadets from “4 Overseas” Sqn in Germany, who are also part of London Wing. Sunday and Monday were pretty relaxed as we just had a few drill sessions with a familiarisation exercise, a visit to the Trenchard Museum which was on base and a 1st Aid lesson. Tuesday was when plans started to come to life with activities such as high ropes, and an afternoon of weapons training. On Wednesday, we spent the day away at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon. It was a day enjoyed by all cadets and staff alike, with Cdt Bukhari and myself getting a ride in the Tornando simulator and a viewing of their exclusive 4D movie! We spent Thursday on the shooting range, with cadets getting the chance to fire both the L98A2 rifle and the No.8 rifle. Although the weather was poor, cadets managed to have a great day shooting, with Cdt Sambi qualifying for a region marksman on the L98A2 rifle. Friday was our last day of camp, as the week had just flown past! We paid a visit RAF Halton’s World War One training trenches and we were split into 2 groups to complete a command task with a Flt Lt from the Motivational Outreach team in the morning. During the afternoon we went to the Logistics Training Sqn and the Catering Training Sqn, which was interesting. Friday evening was the drill competition which cadets had been training hard for all week. We had fun during the week proving to the RAF recruits that our drill was far much better theirs! All three flights passed the inspections with flying colours, however there could only be one winner which was C Flight (Cdt Sambi’s flight) who also went onto winning Best Flight later during the night! The end of camp party, was great with the traditional paper plate awards ceremony. Overall, I think that RAF Halton was a great experience, and I would love to go back again” Photos show Cdt Sambi on the high ropes course and wearing a Respirator and helmet.