St Albans air cadets triumph at overnight exercise
PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 October 2017
Members of the St Albans 220 RAF Squadron came out victorious over cadets from across Herts and Bucks in an annual overnight exercise.
The exercise requires participants to follow a specific route setting out from RAF Halton in Aylesbury, and travelling in a figure of eight before returning to base.
There was also a second route along which teams had to find grid references and answer questions in total darkness.
A team’s overall score was based on the time in which they completed the course, quality of answers given and pre-flight kit checks.
Top of the pile were 220 (St Albans) Squadron followed by 871 (Penn) and 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon).
Squadron Leader Simon Cooper RAFVR(T) said: “The event was a success and this is down to the efforts and dedication from the volunteers who come along year after year.”
The RAF Air Cadets are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years, and is aimed at providing young people with useful skills for civilian life and careers in the forces.