A cadet camp can either be a weekend camp or a 7-day camp. There are various different types of camp, such as field-craft, general, band, courses, work experiences and overseas.
Camps give you a real experience on how the forces live and work, getting a real insight to the RAF lifestyle, visiting different sections of the base to see how the RAF works and what they do.
In a general week RAF camp, some of the activities that cadets will do include: RAF fitness, flying, drill, shooting, work experience, dining, section visits and living like the RAF.
My First camp (Cadet Mann)
My first camp was at RAF Cosford. It was a true-life experience of what it is like on an RAF Station. We spent most of the days learning about different job roles, such as engineering and fire-fighting. We also took part in sporting events, including fitness and football, which were fun, competitive, but mainly fun. The food was also good, but different ranks have different canteens.
On the way back from camp, we stopped off at the National Arboretum (the national military memorial in Staffordshire) which was very interesting. I really enjoyed the camp, and I would definitely go again.