CADETS VISIT PAST AND PRESENT AT RAF CONINGSBY

Cadets with the E3D Sentry

Cadets with the E3D Sentry

The Air Cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron spent this year’s annual summer camp at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. RAF Coningsby is the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the front line Typhoon.

During the week the cadets had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Typhoon and the various aircraft from the BBMF; Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota and Lancaster (which was having an engine changed).  They also had a look around the E3D Sentry airborne early warning aircraft that are currently based Coningsby while the runway at nearby RAF Waddington is being improved.

Other section visits on the station included Air Traffic Control, the Survival equipment, Fire section and the RAF Police dogs.  The RAF Police performed some demonstrations with their dogs including a drug search, agility and bite techniques.

Other activities included a day in Skegness with a crazy golf tournament and sandcastle competition, 10-pin bowling, swimming proficiencies, sports, a drill competition, a night exercise and a high ropes experience. 

All activities were scored and combined going towards an inter-flight competition.  Sergeant Ewan MacRae of 1220 was pleased to collect the award for being the winning flight at the end of the week.