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Nine members of Eastbourne College CCF RAF section spent the first week of their summer holiday experiencing a wealth of different activities whilst attending the annual camp.

Unsurprisingly, the first event was flying at RAF Benson. Each cadet took to the air enjoying up to 50 minutes in the skies over Oxfordshire with an RAF pilot doing aerobatics. The group then moved on to a water park in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire where the cadets took great pleasure in racing down the water flumes with the cool water providing some much needed relief from the hot and humid weather conditions.

Next was a day in the cool of the woods – firstly honing battle tactics and skills with Laser Quest followed by an opportunity to test their individual courage and climbing agility at Go Ape! in Wendover.

One evening was spent outdoors where the cadets experienced the delights of cooking their own supper from military ration packs. A particularly popular activity was rifle shooting with everyone firing both the L98A2 rifle on an outdoor range and air rifles in the cool of the evening.

Visits to the Officers Mess, the trenches and the Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton, together with a fascinating trip to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, completed a fantastic week of fun and individual development for all participants.