War history came to life for air cadets from March

March 1220 Squadron at RAF Conningsby

March 1220 Squadron at RAF Conningsby - Credit: Archant

Air Cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron spent this year’s annual summer camp at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

During the week the cadets had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Typhoon and the various aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota and Lancaster.

They also had a look around an E3D Sentry airborne early warning aircraft that are currently based Coningsby while the runway at nearby RAF Waddington is being improved.

Other section visits on the station included air traffic control, the survival equipment, fire section and the RAF police dogs.

The RAF Police did a few demonstrations with their dogs including a drug search, agility and bite techniques.


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Other activities included a day in Skegness with a crazy golf tournament and sand castle competition, 10-pin bowling, swimming, sports, a drill competition, a night exercise and a high ropes experience.

All activities were scored and combined going towards an inter-flight competition.

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Sergeant Ewan MacRae of 1220 collected the award for being the winning flight at the end of the week.

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