RAF Waddington Annual Camp
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By Cdt C Rankin - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
In April 2014, Cadet Rankin from 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC, attended an Annual Camp at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Here's what he had to say:
My week at RAF Waddington started with a 9:30 pick up from York where I met the coach. It then took a couple of hours to get there via Hull. When we arrived at RAF Waddington we had a series of challenges, to find buildings around the base and to answer some questions about it.
We had free time for about an hour so we all had a massive game of Football on the pitches right next to our accommodation. We had lights out at 10pm and we woke up at 6am but the beds were quite comfy. All the staff, officers and the padre were really nice, most of the time.
During the week we went to 3 Air Museums, one at RAF Digby, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (LAHC) and Newark Air Museum. At the LAHC there was a Lancaster Bomber with a line of old MG’s in front of it, what a sight. We also saw two Spitfires having a play about in the sky.
Throughout the week we did lots of different Sports and Activities. One of the Activities was a Outdoor Laser Tag, we had to drive there as it was 30 minutes away, and it was in a forest.
And that was my week at RAF Waddington. I had a fantastic time and would recommend it to anyone who gets the chance to go.
For more information please visit the Squadron website