Squadron Goes To New Heights

High RopesAir Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron recently got the chance to spend the day on the high and low ropes courses at RAF Wittering, along with cadets from 2500 (St. Neots) Squadron.

The day was run by the RAF Motivational Outreach Team, starting with a full safety briefing, before the cadets were kitted out with safety harness and helmets. The cadets started on the low ropes course, which although not a daunting as the high ropes, proved to be a challenge, involving a lot of teamwork to complete the course

After lunch the cadets were ready to take on the high ropes course. A group of cadets were taken on the individual course where they would have to climb up the high ropes and walk across cables by themselves, with encouragement from the cadets ground to support them.

Low RopesThe rest of the cadets took on the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, which required the cadets to work together to climb the ladder, as the higher they went, the further apart the beams of the ladder became.

Cadet Laura Dorell (13) said “The day really showed the importance of teamwork and communication. I have learnt a lot from the day, and had great fun, and although going up the high ropes was very scary at times, I am glad I managed to complete the course”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets