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What's It Like on An Overseas Camp?

2015-09-29 16:15:21
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By Cadet Amber Walker - 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron

Cadet Amber Walker recently spent a week on an overseas camp in Cyprus.

On 1 August, I and 34 other cadets from North and South West Regions were lucky enough to stay at RAF Troodos in Cyprus for a week-long camp.

In the morning of the first day we spent time getting to know the other cadets and in the afternoon we travelled to RAF Akrotiri to go swimming. On Monday we went back to RAF Akrotiri and visited 84 Squadron, who gave us an insight into their role at Akrotiri and let us look around the Griffins. In the afternoon we went go-karting and spent the evening bowling.

On Tuesday we went to Tunnel beach to participate in water sport activities including sailing and kayaking and then went out for a meal in the evening. On Wednesday we were very fortunate in being able to visit the UN and Nicosia Airport, which was abandoned in the 1970s and has been left untouched ever since, and we were able to explore both the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Terminal.

On Thursday we spent the day rock climbing as well as going on the wave dancer boat cruise in the evening, where we enjoyed a BBQ, swimming in the sea and relaxing on the boat. On Friday we went abseiling and had an awards evening were they handed out awards for the Best Flight, Best NCO, Best Cadet and the Most Improved Cadet.

On the last day we went to a water park in Limassol and spent some time shopping before heading back to the Airport to go home after an eventful week. I would definitely recommend going on any overseas camps as the experiences are incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed my week in Cyprus.

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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