At the beginning of October, 7 Air Cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Squadron took on the challenge of completing their silver DofE practice expedition on Dartmoor National Park. We were camping there for 2 nights and 3 days. We tackled a lot of windy and uneven terrain and even had a bit of sunshine for a short period! We walked for 27 miles over the moor and along the way encountered cows, sheep and horses. We used our map reading skills to help us stay on course and to walk the distance we were aiming for. As well as map reading, we were cooking our own meals on gas stoves. This was good fun and of course we got to taste our own cooking – which surprisingly was quite yummy. The
Camps with the Air Cadets are always worth attending. Cpl Thompson and Cdt Evans went on a Summer Camp to RAF High Wycombe with various other Squadron for a week. They wrote a brief report on their experiences:
We met more friends and tried out new activities. We participated in a low ropes course which was challenging and we went canoeing and some of us even ended up capsizing in the boats, which was great fun. We practiced drill most evenings in preparation for a drill competition, which at the same time improved our personal drill.
Cpl Thompson said- “It was awesome, I made loads of new friends and really enjoyed myself”.
Overall, this year’s annual Summer Camp was a great success.