This years summer camp was at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, the RAFs biggest station with over 6000 personnel on base with many different squadrons and sections home to Brize Norton.
Whilst at RAF Brize Norton some of the different sections we visited were; 99 Sqn home of the C17 where we got to look round the aircraft and shown how it is different to other aircraft and what roles it has in the RAF, some even got to go on a flight on the aircraft.
Fire Section, when we were there we got to see all the different equipment and shown how it is quite different to being a civilian firefighter and how they have to train for different scenarios to what a civilian firefighter would have to. We also got to go in the training simulator which was a dark building filled with smoke where you had to try and find your casualty.
JADTEU, which is a testing facility where personnel will test loads going on to aircraft and check if it will fit and what the weight implications will be.
70 Sqn, home of the A400M the RAFs newest aircraft. We got the chance to look inside and see how it was different as well the vision when designing this aircraft was for it to be a merge between the C17 and the Hercules.
RAF Brize Norton has not offered any ATC camps in over 10 years, and with all the facilities experienced, all the cadets who went on this camp thoroughly enjoyed their time there.
On the 29th of June we had 14 cadets attend the Military Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. This was somewhere that's just newly open as a museum before it was a pop up museum that would just attend events to showcase things from the museums archives. The museum ranged from WW1 through to present day. It was an interesting event as we got to see how the military has developed through the years and what changes there has been. We also got to try on some of the gas masks and try bren guns. We then finally got to go outside and see the trenches which were realistic and gave you an idea on what it was like in that time. Thank you to everyone at the museum for the great experience.