So, for many years I was involved with the Air Cadets. I joined the band of 309 (Sawbridgeworth) Sqn when I was twelve and a half and then joined the squadron properly when I was thirteen and a half. I left when I went to university when I was 19, although I did two stints as a Civilian Instructor. I look back fondly on my time in the cadets and had so many great experiences that I think it really changed my outlook on life during my formative years. I’ll do another more comprehensive post about my cadet career another time but this post is just to list the official annual camps I attended.
- 1986 RAF Coltishall
- 1987 RAF Brize Norton
- 1988 RAF Coningsby
- 1989 RAF Swanton Morley
- 1991 RAF Waddington
- 1993 RAF Manston (attended as a CI)
Also in 1988 I attended a two week camp at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.