Between the 28th of July and the 6th of August cpl Clough attended the overseas camp at Sennelager in Germany. This took two days of travelling to get to, but was an experience well worth the journey. He was one of 12 cadets to go from all of scotland.
The camp visited the Mohne dam on the day after thy arrived, then on the following days took part in activities such as raft building and high ropes. They also got to visit the NATO base at geilenkirchen where the E-3 sentries are kept, as well as the tanks used by the queens royal hussars.
This is one of the last camps to happen at Sennelager due to the closure of the base, but cpl Clough would enjoy going on camp there again, but perhaps without the long journey there.
Cpl Clough, cpl Lawrence and cdt Watson attended a week long fieldcraft camp from the 1st of July to the 8th of July. This took place in RAF Spadeadam and was the first of its kind. The goal was for those that attended to learn essential skills to be used out in field exercises, such as camouflage and concealment, hand signals and harbour drills, among other things. On the final two days of the camp, Everyone went out on a 48-hour exercise in order to prove and consolidate our skills.
The camp was extremely succesful, and the same camp is planned for next year, although places are likely to all go to West Scotland Wing, not our wing. All three cadets enjoyed the camp greatly and would love to have the same opportunity again.