A team of 10 Air Cadets from Hitchin have recently returned from a gruelling weekend at Nesscliff Training Camp in Shropshire.

The Squadron Team for 2016

Known as the Wing Exercise, it is one of the highlights of the yearly training calendar. Held over the May bank holiday, the event packs in a huge range of activities and pushes cadets from the 30 ATC units in the Wing to the limits of their physical and mental abilities.

Both Saturday and Sunday include a range of 16 different command tasks, communication exercises, navigation challenges, a test of rope work skills, practical first aid exercises and a stretcher race. Monday concludes the weekend as the teams take it in turns to complete a timed Speed March and a Landrover pull. This year they were tested to their limits by including a logic puzzle after the two physical activities.

1st in the Stretcher Race

Our team worked well together all weekend taking 8th place overall and in the individual events they placed first in the stretcher race.

248 (Letchworth) Squadron’s team

A big well done goes to Cadet Sergeant Sleeman too as she lead 248 (Letchworth) Squadron’s team to 18th place.

Overall winners were 220 (St Albans) Squadron with 936 (Hertford and Ware) in second place and 2313 (The Chalfont’s) in third place.