Cadets Attend Odiham Camp
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By Stacy Porter - 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron
So what did you do this summer?
Five cadets from 1407 (Newton Aycliife) Sqn, along with 30 other cadets from Durham Northumberland Wing ATC, attended annual camp at RAF Odiham. The station staff provided a program that gave the cadets opportunities that they would never likely get outside of the Corps. These activities included service rifle shooting and clay target shooting as well as various section visits including the fire section, Chinook squadron and Air Traffic Control. Other activities included Air Experience Flying in a Grob Tutor at MOD Boscombe Down. This was a rewarding and exciting experience for many of the new cadets that had never been flying before. While at MOD Boscombe Down cadets were fortunate enough to tour JARTS (Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron) and The Fixed Wing and Rotary Squadron that support the testing of new aircraft technology. This was an eye opening experience for everyone involved. The cherry on top of this amazing cake was getting a 2 hour flight in a Chinook Helicopter. The cadets were Invited on board by 27 Squadron, while they conducted valuable training; one of the best experiences I've had while being in the cadets. This camp showed that it is amazing what you can put into 7 days!
For more information please visit the Squadron website