Air cadets get active on land and water
12:01pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
YOUNG people from Barry recently had a taste of adventure when they joined groups from South Wales in Penarth.
Air Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron experienced a multi activity day at Cosmeston Lakes which included mountain biking, archery, kayaking and climbing wall activities.
Cadets were given a detailed safety brief before “having a go” at the each activity with spectators amused at watching the cadets immerse themselves in the icy cold water as part of their capsize drill training.
Cadet Rhys Horton said: “Kayaking was amazing, I thought I would capsize all the time, but after a bit of practice it was easy, fun and I can’t wait to do it again.”
Cadets also experienced the 60 foot mobile climbing wall, improving their climbing skills before abseiling back down.
Cadet Jon Spragg said: “Climbing was really cool. I enjoyed both the climbing and the abseiling.
“The views from the top were great.”
Cadets took to the more challenging paths and tracks around Cosmeston to test their mountain biking skills before finally finishing the day with archery.
Adventurous training forms a very important part of the air cadets training and includes camping, day walks, expeditions as well as kayaking and sailing. Adventure training, encourages cadets to appreciate the “great outdoors” and improve confidence, while helping to develop character and leadership skills.
Curtis Hayes, Jon Spragg & Rhys Horton took part on behalf of 372 Squadron.
The Cadets are now looking forward to an action packed programme of flying, gliding, shooting, sports, training camps, visits and expeditions.
372 (Barry) Squadron have vacancies for boys and girls between 13 and18 years-old.
The Squadron parade on Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm to 9.30pm behind Adams Funeral Parlour, by the Memorial Hall.
Alternatively, phone the Squadron on 01446 747734, email email@example.com or visit www.372squadron.org