Bank Holiday Expedition Training

Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron, and 2065 (Biggleswade) Squadron, recently spent their bank holiday undertaking a day of training for their upcoming Duke of Edinburgh award expeditions.

The training day took place on the bank holiday on Monday 6th May, and taught the cadets attending all the skills they would require to complete their expeditions.

The day started with a lesson on route planning, and filling in route cards, which would be used during the rest of the day on a navigation walk. The cadets then set out on an eight mile walk from Sandy to Biggleswade, via Potton, stopping along the route for various lessons.

These lessons included navigation skills, expedition first aid, cooking on an expedition, and how to set-up and pack away a campsite, using tents recent purchase thanks to donations made to the Squadron.

Cadet Filippo Plumb said, “It’s been a really good day, and I’ve learned a lot about what is required on an expedition. I can’t wait to put those skill into use on an expedition”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets