Annual Camp Report
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By Cadet Warrant Officer Gledhill - 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron
Cadet Warrant Officer Gledhill was our Squadron’s senior cadet at the recent Annual Camp.
“In the early hours of Saturday 15 August, 11 cadets from Huddersfield joined cadets from Holmfirth, Halifax and Spen Valley to set off on the 10-hour coach journey to RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.
“Once they’d arrived at the station, the cadets grabbed a quick lunch before being split into A- and B-Flights and completing a familiarisation exercise which saw them finding different areas of the base and answering a series of questions to go towards the inter-flight competition.
“Throughout the week, the cadets went on section visits to look at the Tornado and Typhoon aircraft, survival equipment sections, RAF Regiment, the police dog section and the fire section as well as the rescue co-ordination section at Kinloss Barracks (formerly RAF Kinloss). Other activities throughout the week included visits to the largest ice house in Scotland, a visit to Fort George, night expeditions and a teamwork exercise with the RAF Careers outreach team.
“I had a fantastic week. It was my first camp as Cadet Warrant Officer and I was my job to make sure the cadets were in the right place at the right time, with the correct kit etc. It was exhausting but I didn’t want it to end.
“My favourite part of the camp was sports at the beach. We had a quick paddle in the sea and then played a game of rounders with the staff and Senior NCOs being on one team and the Junior NCOs and cadets on another. It certainly got very competitive! We ended the week handing out awards such as best flight, which went to A flight; best cadet, which went to Cdt Airstone from Holmfirth; best newcomer, which went to Cdt Torfoff; and best NCO which I won. We then had a disco in ‘The Owl’s Hoot’, a venue on site.
“I would recommend camps of all natures to cadets!”
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