Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Cadets

Camps

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Camps

Camps are what we refer to as residential trips away and as part of Norfolk & Suffolk Wing, you get loads of opportunity to get away whether that is for a weekend, or week or longer. Here are just some of the different ones you can put your name down for;

Blue Camps

These camps are held annually on serving RAF stations and are designed to give cadets an insight into what being part of the Royal Air Force is all about. 

They include section visits to places like Air Traffic Control, Engineering, Fire Section, Survival Equipment to name but a few. You are also likely to get chance to take part in an Air Experience Flight either in a tutor aircraft or maybe even a Puma helicopter. 

In the past couple of years cadets have visited RAF Halton, RAF Coningsby and RAF Benson.  Where could you be going this year?

Adventure Training Camps

These camps are designed for those of you that crave a bit of adrenaline! 

If you want to take part in Mountain biking, climbing, white water rafting of zip lining these are the camps for you! Due to the nature of activities you would be taking part in, the age limits for these camps is usually 14 years old – but check! 

You never know it might just be the best thing you ever do!

Drill & Ceremonial Camps

The Corps Drill & Ceremonial camps are a new addition to the calendar and are a must do for anyone interested in perfecting their drill technique and wanting to learn how to do rifle drill – similar to the Queens Colour Squadron RAF Regiment. This camps includes cadets from across the country and is a great opportunity to meet cadets from all over the UK. 

Run by the Corps Warrant Officer and his team, the week involves practicing drill everyday and culminates in an exclusive final parade which this year was in front of Air Vice Marshall Bunny James one of the most senior people in the Royal Air Force

The Drill & Ceremonial team have a Twitter account where they update all the latest news and information https://twitter.com/RAFAC_DandC

Aerospace Camps

Are you interested in all things Aviation, Engineering and Flying? Have an aspiration for a career in the aviation or space industry then an RAFAC Aerospace Camp is for you! 

Supported and sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the industry, cadets have the chance to speak to experts in their fields and get hands on experience, as well as opportunities to fly in both the powered aircraft and gliders.

You can follow the 2FTS Aerospace Team on Twitter to view all the exciting things they got up to during the 2019 camp https://twitter.com/2ftsCamp

RIAT Camp

Every year RAF Fairford is the home of the Royal International Air Tattoo – one of the biggest air shows in the world. Air Cadets play a vital role in supporting the logistics of this camp, help with selling programmes, escorting VIPs and marshalling areas of the show.
It’s hard work, with long hours but if you want a front row seat to see some of the most iconic aircraft flying this is the camp to be on.

INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE

The International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) is one of the most highly sought after experiences in the Air Cadets.  These camps involve cadets from the UK travelling all over the world to visit Air Cadets from other countries, experience their culture and find out more about how their own Air Force operates. 

Spaces on these camps are limited but they are once in a lifetime trips, reserved for those cadets over 18 years of age who have dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to the Corps since they joined. 

Countries involved with the exchange include Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA l

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