Sensational summer for Cadets

Air cadets in Daventry have been enjoying a wide range of activities from once in a lifetime parades to flying high in the RAF’s aircraft.

497 Daventry Sqaudron have been busy all summer before gearing up for autumn recruitment.

Cadet Drew Hall, 15, who has been on camp in Gibraltar, a logistics camp, working on his Duke of Edinburgh expedition and going to Windermere. said: “We’ve been really busy this summer - I haven’t been at home much.

The cadet will also be going on an Aerospace camp with other members of the squadron before the summer is out.

Cadets in the unit have so far gone flying at RAF Cosford, attended camp in both Cyprus and Gibraltar, as well as their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. T

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps, so the cadets have enjoyed a sports challenge evening raising funds for the unit while they took part in challenges. They also went to the formal handing over of the ATC 75 Torch at the National Memorial Arboretum, something that will stay in their memory for a long time to come.

There are still some places available in the unit for anyone aged 12 and a half to 18 living in the local area.

For further information contact Flight Lieutenant Liz Chard: or visit the cadet centre, Waterloo, Daventry on Monday or Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm.

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