Cadets from 2120 (Witney) Squadron, Air Training Corps enjoyed an action packed weekend at RAF Lyneham in Wilshire as part of their introduction to life in the modern Royal Air Force.
The weekend which was organised by the Commanding Officer of 2120 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Bridgette Magill also allowed the cadets to meet their counterparts on 2491 (Lyneham) Squadron which is where Flight Lieutenant Magill previously served.
A series of training sessions were held which allowed the cadets to reinforce their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award skills in preparation for their expeditions later on this year and also allowed a period of radio training under the guidance of Corporal James Stewart who is a regular member of the RAF based at RAF Lyneham.
Corporal Stewart also arranged for the cadets to have an airfield tour including a close up look at the resident Hercules and C17 transport aircraft and the opportunity to clamber around the station’s Air Traffic Control tower.
The Saturday evening provided some light relief as the cadets from both units came together for a fun filled evening of bowling and fast food.
A parent of one of the newer cadets on the weekend said “my son was very tired but he had a fantastic time, I couldn’t believe it when he asked for the shoe polish and then spent the next hour polishing his shoes for next parade night? When will he come home wanting to tidy his bedroom?”