Summer Camp – RAF Cranwell

Cadets and staff are returning after a busy week of activities at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

During the camp cadets had the opportunity to learn sword and pace stick drill at the RAFAC Command and Leadership School, as well as taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) challenge organised by the station’s RAF STEM Ambassadors.

A highlight of the week were the low ropes and high ropes courses on the station, where the cadets were able to develop their team working and communication skills.

Cadets had the opportunity to see what life’s like in the RAF with station visits to Air Traffic Control and 3 Flight Training School, which is responsible for all Elementary Flying Training, and Multi-Engine Pilot Training for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

The camp also joined up with RAF Waddington’s summer camp from Norfolk and Suffolk Wing for an evening of fun sports. Thank you to the staff at Norfolk and Suffolk Wing for organising the evening.

Off station, the cadets visited the RAF Museum Midlands at RAF Cosford and the Lincoln Aviation Heritage Centre. The camp attended the National Air & Space Camp’s Industry Day at RAF Syerston where more than 30 industry partners showcased future opportunities in the aerospace, aviation and defence sectors and treated the cadets to an amazing flying display.

Nine cadets also had the chance to experience flying themselves with 7 Air Experience Flight in the Grob Tutor. Their busy programme concluded with a Drill Competition in front of the iconic College Hall Officer’s Mess.

A massive thank you to the Air Cadet Liaison Officer (ACLO) Warrant Officer Jerry Moss, and Deputy ACLO Flight Sergeant Wayne Hobster, for all their hard work making the camp possible, and to the Camp Commandant Flight Lieutenant Ian Griffiths RAFAC for running the camp.