‘1109 Cadets Experience Life on Camp at RAF Halton’


1109 IMG_2712Six cadets from 1109 (Thetford) Squadron recently enjoyed a week away on annual camp at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. RAF Halton is one of the largest Royal Air Force Stations in the United Kingdom and is responsible for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 training.
The week involved a range of diverse activities, including section visits with the RAF Police Dogs, High Ropes Course, RAF Outreach Team and various on site museums looking into the history of RAF Halton. In between section visits cadets achieved their Blue Leadership Badges, Swimming Proficiencies and went on days out IMG_2815to Duxford Imperial War Museum, Windsor Castle and Bletchley Park.
Cadet Robert Shields, 1109 Squadron, was awarded the ‘Most Improved Cadet’ on Camp after excelling in a number of activities, uniform and teamwork during the week.
Sergeant Matt Drewry, who attended the camp as a member of staff said, ‘Annual Camps are fantastic opportunities for cadets to experience living on an RAF Stations, from eating in the messes with servicemen and women to living in accommodation blocks with your peers. This camp allowed our cadets from 1109 to explore the opportunities within the Royal Air Force as well as meet other cadets from Norfolk and Suffolk Wing’.