RAF Shawbury Annual Camp
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By Cdt K Howe - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
Between 4th and 12th July 2015, 4 cadets from 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC, went on an Annual Camp to RAF Shawbury, Shropshire.
Our camp begun at 10:00 hours at Wetherby services, where we got a coach supplied by Wing.
When we arrived we carried out a Famex. This is a familiarization exercise designed so that we get to know each other and the base.
Throughout the week we had the opportunity to take part in many activities such as; Bowling, museum visits, AEF Flying in the Tutor and the Squirrel, L98 and No 8 shooting, drill, section visits, cinema and much more.
Whilst we were there we were split into 2 flights. A Flight and B Flight. A competition ran throughout the duration of the camp between the 2 flights. At the end of the week B flight won, they therefore won the Best Flight Award.
My favourite activity was the AEF Flying in the Squirrel helicopter. This is the helicopter that RAF, Navy and Army aircrew use for training before moving on to larger rotary wing aircraft. It was a very unique and enjoyable experience, one which I will never forget.
Overall, all cadets who attended had a great week and loved meeting new people, who, we hope to see again on other camps and events. I would much encourage other cadets to go on camps and I would definitely recommend RAF Shawbury!
For more information please visit the Squadron website