KEVIS Summer camp at RAF St Mawgan Cornwall

Lands End trip
Lands End trip

Geronimo! Cadets enjoyed an ‘exhilarating coasteering’ challenge on a King Edward VI Grammar School trip to Cornwall.

Thirty three cadets and five staff from the school’s CCF travelled to RAF St Mawgan, near Newquay, for a Summer camp.

The coasteering on the first day of the camp was a challenge for some, but all cadets overcame their initial trepidation and enjoyed it.

On day two there were cultural visits to Padstow, Falmouth and a must visit to Lands End.

Day three saw the cadets put through their paces with military training.

The training included fieldcraft, marksmanship and weapon training followed by the laser range and 25m range - where some cadets did exceptionally well gaining their first class and marksmanship badges.

There was a night exercise on day four of the camp at RAF Portreath.

this was fully enjoyed by all cadets joining with the local Air Training Corps Squadron.

Day five saw the drill competition at the end of the week.

this competition is always a highlight as it counts towards the inter flight competition and this camp was no different.

A CCF spokesperson said: “At the end of camp party it was great to see cadets from different schools all mixed up.

“Having made new friends during the week it was sad goodbyes on the Saturday morning as our coach departed back up to Lincolnshire.

“A great week was had by all.”

If you would like to join the CCF, You must be a pupil of King Edward VI Grammar School be 14-years-old and in year 9.

RAF St Mawgan trains 5,000 personnel in survival training each year.