Attending Annual Camps

Over the school holidays, every cadet within the RAFAC is offered the chance to go to an annual camp. They usually take place on an active RAF station, offering an insight into station life, through section visits and meeting serving personnel.

South and East Midlands wing’s first annual camp of the summer was to RAF Northolt, and Cadet Warrant Officer(CWO) Sanders was lucky enough to gain a place. RAF Northolt is the home to two very important squadrons within the RAF; Number 32 Squadron, otherwise known as the royal flight, who ferry the countries VIPs and royalty to engagements, and Number 63 Squadron RAF Regiment, otherwise known as The Queens Colour Squadron (QCS), who provide the RAF’s ceremonial front.

During the week, there was a huge variety of activities. The week included leadership and command tasks, visiting lots of sections on base including the fire section and the Queens Colour Squadron, days out to London, the RAF museum at Hendon, Thorpe Park and laser quest and more normal cadet activities such as sports and drill.

CWO Sanders said “It was a brilliant final annual camp for me as a cadet. Although I was part of the staff team, I was able to join in with all of the activities, and particularly enjoyed the visit to the Queen's Colour Squadron. As a self-confessed lover of drill, getting to go on the QCS' drill square was amazing. Annual camps are a brilliant way of meeting other cadets from around the wing, and I would definitely recommend them to every cadet!”.

2418 media team