CAMP 2016 - RAF ODIHAM
In July 2016 the Squadron joined other
units from the Wing to attend RAF Odiham. During
the week the cadets attended the Farnborough Air Show, visited the Historic
Docks at Portsmouth, visited the various sections on the station and
competed on the go-karting course. During the
week the cadets helped out at the Station Family Day and was rewarded with
a flight in one of the Chinooks based at RAF Odiham.
SKI-ING - GERMANY 2009
In January, Squadron Warrant Officer Lynn
Parsons and Cadet Corporal Cade joined other cadets and staff from across
the Corps on the annual week long visit to
Germany to teach novices in the skill of Nordic ski-ing.
This cross country ski-ing is particularly energy
intensive. Warrant Officer Parsons managed to attain the Nordic Ski-ing Bronze Award.
CAMP 2009 - RAF VALLEY
Easter Camp 2009 was held at
Royal Air Force Valley. RAF Valley is located between on the Isle of
Anglesey. It's primary aim is to train future fast jet pilots and for this
reason it is home to 19 and 208 Squadrons both of which fly the Hawk T1 /
T1A. In addition to the two Hawk training squadrons the Hawk Display and
No. 4 Training Unit are also based at the RAF Valley. The station is
also home to 22 Squadron C Flight Search and Rescue who operate the Sea
King HAR 3 / 3A
CAMP - RAF WADDINGTON
The main Summer Camp was held at
Royal Air Force Waddington
Waddington has had almost continuously active since first opening as a
Royal Flying Corps training base in 1916 and have since become one of the
RAF's busiest operational airfields and, today, it's squadrons and
personnel are involved in supporting operations all around the world. The
Station's motto 'For Faith and Freedom' is as appropriate for today's tasks
as it was during the Second World War when the station was part of Bomber
Command, and serves as a constant reminder of its on-going contribution to
Waddington is home to 3 three operational flying Squadrons, Nos 8, 23 and 51 Squadrons. These will soon be joined
by 5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron when the Sentinel R1 becomes a fully
operational ready aircraft. The recently re-formed 54 (R) Squadron provides
training for all 3 platforms.
(County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment, our
highly trained ground defence reservists is located at RAF Waddington.
RAF Waddington operates the Nimrod R1,
E-3D Sentry and Sentinel, and is therefore known as a Hub of Intelligence,
Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance assets.
CAMP 2005 - RAF HALTON
Easter Camp 2005 was held at Royal
Air Force Halton. RAF Halton
is located between the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chiltern Hills in
Buckinghamshire. It was established during the First World War having been
donated to the RAF by the Rothschild family. Today the airfield itself is
used mainly for glider and micro-light training. The station is also the
first point of call for new recruits entering as airmen and women into the
Royal Air Force. It is the training station for basic trades for suppliers,
catering, police and administrators. It also provides initial
specialist training for caterers, administrators and provost officers along
with many specialist and further training courses.
During their stay at the camp the
cadets undertook numerous activities including Section visits to the
Catering school, the Fire Section and the Dog Section. Some sections were
kind enough to give a days work experience to
cadets specifically interested in their trade. The below photos show the
visit to the Police Dog Section during which the cadets were shown the
reason for tracking with the dog in a harness and a practical demonstration
in hostile crowd control. Flt Lt Corfield was
given some running practice with the dog in hot pursuit much to the delight
of the cadets.
made use of the local woods to brush up on their map reading skills as part
of an orienteering competition. The six sub flights had to navigate to a
number of set points. A staff team brought up the rear to sweep up any lost
eligible cadet was able to go air experience flying in Tutor aircraft from
6 AEF at RAF Benson, while the prospective pilots in waiting also check the
layout of VC10s during a visit to Royal Air Force Brize
cadet was also able to shoot Mk8 .22 or L98 full bore rifles
following mandatory dry training to ensure the cadets are competent to
handle the respective weapons. There were several range qualified staff to
coach the cadets. During the full day all the cadets received a number of
practices at the conclusion of which several cadets shot to Squadron and
Regional Marksman standards.
section visits included tours around Aircraft Engineering and MOATS
allowing cadets to gain an insight into maintenance of Puma helicopters,
preparing a Land Rover and trailer for lifting by helicopter and Safety
also visited the RAF Museum at Hendon and RAF Uxbridge to learn about the
role of the RAF during the Second World War and the history of flight.
was no rest after the visit to the museum and RAF Uxbridge night exercise
was waiting for the cadets. They were given field craft skills lessons by
the RAF Regiment before participating in a night exercise in which teams
had to avoid the Regiment while trying to complete tasks.
CAMP 2004 - RAF HENLOW
Camp 2004 was held at Royal Air Force Henlow. RAF
Henlow is steeped in history datiung
back to pre-first World War.
Originally, RAF Stations Henlow, Wyton and Bampton had separate identities. However, in the
mid-1990’s, with the closure of HQ Logistics Command then at Brampton, and
the cessation of operational flying from Wyton,
the 2 Stations amalgamated to become Brampton Wyton.
Henlow joined the group in 2001, and brought with
it RAF Stanbridge, to produce the largest station
in terms of both geography and number of personnel in the RAF.The Station stretches from Brampton and Wyton, around 7 miles apart, in the north, southwards
around 30 miles to Henlow, and then westwards
some 20 miles (towards Leighton Buzzard) to Stanbridge.
main role of the Station is to provide support and accommodation for its
numerous Lodger Units (LUs), including Defence Equipment & Support
(DE&S) which occupies a substantial amount of accommodation at Wyton. Brampton is home to the Joint Air
Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC) as well as the Defence Security
Standards Organisation and regional offices for Defence Estates and
the RAF Infrastructure Branch. At Henlow,
LUs include the RAF Centre for Aviation Medicine; the Joint Arms Control
Implementation Group and the Provost Marshal (RAF) with his Tactical
Provost Wing (TPW) and No 1 Specialist Police Wing. Since 1980, Stanbridge has housed the RAF’s main logistics computer
and it is responsible for the monitoring of all RAF logistics records
throughout the World.
Six cadets from 339 Squadron teamed up
with cadets and staff from across the Wing to spend a week on camp at RAF Henlow. There was a packed program to keep the cadets
occupied from dawn to dusk and included visits to Units on the station,
shooting, gliding and visits to places of interest off the station. Cadet Gracey was named as the best female cadet at the camp
and was rewarded with a flight in a Tiger Moth. Cadet McAndrew
also received an award, for most improved cadet.
CAMP 2003 - RAF INNSWORTH
There has been an RAF station at Innsworth since June 1940. In its latter role it was an
administration unit. The station formally closed as an RAF station on 31
March 2008. The Innsworth site is now under the
auspices of 43 ( Wessex ) Brigade pending the arrival of Head Quarters
Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. A number of Ministry Of Defence organisations
remain on site during this period. Five cadets from 339 Squadron teamed up
with cadets and staff from across the Wing to spent a week on camp at RAF Innsworth in Gloucestershire. There was a packed
program to keep the cadets occupied from sun up to sun down and included
visits to Units on the station, shooting, flying in Tutors and visits to
places of interest off the station
ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO - RAF FAIRFORD 2002
Cadets from squadrons from Plymouth & Cornwall
Wing including from 339 (South Dartmoor) Squadron attended the Royal
International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. While
there they joined cadets from other Wings to assist the organisers in an
number of duties to ensure the event ran smoothly.
SUMMER CAMP 2001 - RAF BRIZE NORTON