Adventurous week for area’s air cadets

Training at Trent Wing's Wing Camp.
Training at Trent Wing's Wing Camp.

Three-hundred Air Cadets gathered near Sleaford for a week of training and adventure activities.

Trent Wing Air Training Corps held the annual week-long gathering at Beckingham Training Camp, with 31 squadrons from across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire represented, including the 2160 Sleaford Air Cadets.

Best cadet of the Intake, Cadet Lucy Healy with Sqn Ldr Daffey

Best cadet of the Intake, Cadet Lucy Healy with Sqn Ldr Daffey

The aim of the camp was to provide training to youngsters in line with the Air Cadet Organisation syllabus and give them the chance to experience a range of activities.

It saw the cadets cover areas such as marksmanship, fieldcraft and command tasks (camouflage and concealment, observation, movement and reconnaissance), swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, archery and museum trips.

There were also visits from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Air Marshal Sir Baz North and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

“The lead-up to the camp was extremely hectic and it is thanks to the team of staff that it was so successful,” said Sqn Ldr Gareth Davies, the camp commandant.

“However, with the activities being rotated, and the qualified staff giving up so much time, the week flew by and a great deal has been achieved.”