RAF Henlow Training Weekend

Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron recently attended a weekend training camp at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, focusing on teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

The thirty cadets on the camp, which also included cadets from 2065 (Biggleswade), 73 (Huntingdon), 1101 (Kettering) and 2462 (Oakley) Squadron, arrived in the evening on Friday 10th February, where they received a briefing for the upcoming weekend.

Saturday morning started with a session of sports, which proved to be a good way to warm up on the cold morning. After breakfast, the cadets had their rooms inspected, before a short drill practice and uniform inspection. The afternoon involved a number of teamwork and leadership tasks, designed to test the cadets.

The cadets were also set the challenge to design a device that would protect an egg when dropped, using only cardboard, foam sheets, tin foil, and toothpicks. Unfortunately none of the eggs survived.
The day was finished with a lesson on presentation skills, which the cadets would need to use to produce a presentation on the subject of their choice on Sunday morning.

Sunday again started with sports, before room inspections and drill. After lunch the cadets were presented with their certificates and camp photo for the weekend, before leaving camp. Cadet Corporal Kirsten Berry (15) from Biggleswade Squadron, was awarded Best Student for her over the weekend.

Cadet Matthew Randall (17) commented on the camp, “This was a very challenging weekend for all of us, but I have learnt a lot from it, especially about myself. I also learnt I’m not very good at getting up in the morning”.

Remembrance Sunday

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets