Sandy Cadet Goes to Cyprus

An Air Cadet from 22 (Sandy) Squadron recently returned from an overseas camp at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, along with other cadets from across the UK.

Cadet Corporal William Clubb, was one of several cadets from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing selected to attend the camp, starting on Wednesday 17th October until Sunday 28th October.

The week started with a flight from Heathrow to Cyprus, before a journey by coach to the RAF station on the Akrotiri peninsula, where they will be staying throughout the camp. On arrival the cadets were organised into four flights, with a competitions running throughout the week between the flights.

Activities during the camp included completing their swimming proficiency test, a visit to a local waterpark, leadership and teamwork exercises, flying, shooting, as well as ice-skating and bowling.

There were also trips to Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus, the UN Buffer zone and Nicosia Airport, along with a trip up to a village in the mountains.
The final full day of the camp included a boat party on the Mediterranean Sea, with an awards evening during the night, with all the cadets each getting a personalised award.

Cadet Corporal Clubb commented on the camp, “It was by far one of the best weeks of my life, I’ve met some fantastic people, did some great activities, and Cyprus was an amazing place. It was awful having to say goodbye to everyone at the end of the week”.

By Cadet Corporal William Clubb

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets