372 (Barry) Squadron Air Training Corps annual summer camp
12:02pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
AIR Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron Air Training Corps have recently returned from their annual camp at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, the purpose of which was to live and breathe the Royal Air Force for seven days.
The cadets, who were joined by others from, 1367 (Caerleon), 1223 (Caerphilly), 2353 (Ystryd Mynach) and 2478 (Abergavenny) Squadrons undertook many exciting activities including flying, visiting Elvington aircraft museum, go-karting, live firing of the No 8 and L98 rifles, sports, orienteering, high ropes course, team building exercises and an army confidence course.
The highlight of the week was the Grob Tutor flying. All cadets flew a 45 minute sortie in the modern two seater Grob aircraft. Flying at 2,000 feet the cadets gained excellent aerial views of the surrounding countryside and also had the opportunity to fly the aircraft under supervision from the pilot and experienced the thrills and sensations of aerobatics.
Cadets who attended were Alex Spragg, Vicky Williams, Rhys Williams, Jack and Pippa Cowles, Rhys Horton, Steph Jones, Jamie-Leigh Bird and Kieren Long.
Cadet Steph Jones said the camp was amazing, there was so many great activities do all the time.
All enjoyed their annual camp and are now looking forward to busy training programme of Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, their annual trip to Belgium, sport, flying, gliding, sports and shooting activities.
If you have a spirit for adventure, 372 (Barry) Squadron has vacancies for boys and girls between 13-18 years old. The Squadron parade on Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm-9.30pm, behind Adams Funeral Parlour or your can phone the Squadron on 01446 747734 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.372squadron.org for more information about joining or the Air Training Corps.