RAF Air Cadets enjoy packed weekend

June 27, 2017
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The RAF Air Cadets of Highland Wing recently enjoyed a well-attended activity camp. 

Cadets and adult volunteers from throughout the Wing attended the 17-18 June event and were accommodated at two sites – the Regional Activity Centre at RAF Lossiemouth and the Army Reserve Centre, Elgin.

Day one was comprised of four activities at Kinloss Barracks, Moray, which included low ropes, field craft, and radio communications along with the RAF Recruitment team from Inverness running team-building exercises.

Highland Wing were honoured by the presence of the Commandant Air Cadets Dawn McCafferty CBE, who had travelled down from 1769 (Orkney) Detached Flight, having visited and officially opened the unit.

She chose to give up her flight ticket and travel by ferry and coach with the cadets, experiencing the logistical issues the Wing faces on a daily basis, with a seven-and-a-half-hour trip to RAF Lossiemouth. Also visiting the camp and experiencing the day’s events were the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Commandant Group Captain Jim Leggat OBE and the Assistant Regional Commandant Squadron Leader Hilda Erasmuson.

At the conclusion of the day Air Commodore McCafferty presented Sergeant (ATC) Daniel Davidson from 423 (Elgin) Squadron with his Gold Duke of Edinburgh pin badge. Daniel will receive his full award later in the summer at a presentation at Holyrood in Edinburgh.

On the Saturday evening all the cadets, staff and guests came together for a ceilidh within the Army Reserve Centre, Elgin.

On day two, further activities took place at RAF Lossiemouth in and around the Regional Activity Centre. These included leadership exercises, first aid and sports, along with weapon familiarity with Lossiemouth-based 2622 (Highland) Squadron. 2622 are one of six RAF reserve units which holds a Force Protection role within the RAF and augments the regular RAF Regiment.

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Highland Wing Activity Camp participants and guests.

Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE presented Sergeant (ATC) Daniel Davidson from 423 (Elgin) Squadron with his Gold Duke of Edinburgh pin badge.