Air cadets take a hike
12:02pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
AIR Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron recently travelled to the Brecon Beacons National Park to prepare for their forthcoming Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
Cadets Curtis Hayes, Nathan Loxton, Hannah Phillips, Ellie Poulakis, Georgia James, Pippa Cowles & Alex Spragg took part in the weekend designed to improve their navigation, and work as a team as they prepare for their expedition.
High temperatures and carrying heavy rucksacks made the 13 kilometre route challenging.
The youngsters negotiated the hand railed Llangorse lake, climbed up to the top of Mynydd Troed and descended to the Llangorse activity centre campsite – before erecting tents, and cooking their evening meal.
The second day involved a shortened route due to the even hotter weather experienced.
Cadets observed at first hand the countryside code of respecting, protecting and enjoying the countryside with their preparations and lessons learned standing them in good stead for the expedition in a few weeks time.
Nathan Loxton said: “The practice expedition was so hard especially as the weather was so hot. The group learnt a lot especially about improving our navigation skills and not packing too much equipment”.
Air Cadets also undertake many other exciting activities throughout the year including flying, gliding, adventure training, shooting, sport, project work, expeditions and visits to RAF Stations around the United Kingdom and overseas trips.