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RAF Northolt Camp

2014-07-01 16:08:45
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By Cdt Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron

From the 5th to the 12th of April, myself and 3 other cadets from 148 Squadron attended Annual Wing camp at RAF Northolt.

We all participated in many activities and also made a lot of visits both within and outside the base. We visited Air Traffic Control, Bomb Disposal and Windsor Castle. Also a few memorials and quite a lot of other places.

I particularly found the visit to the Queen’s Colour Squadron interesting as we watched a presentation on what they do.

In our spare time we did many leisure activities such as bowling and swimming. It was great fun, and I made many new friends during camp. I even managed to pass my basic proficiency for swimming, as did many others. We also took a trip to London to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and also went on the London Eye and a river cruise.

My favourite part was looking into the historic side of things, the history of Northolt during WW2 and the general history of the RAF. Northolt is a great camp and I’d be delighted to go again!

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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