Forest fieldcraft for Coningsby cadets

17 Squadrons Annual Fieldcraft Camp EMN-160527-073537001

17 Squadrons Annual Fieldcraft Camp EMN-160527-073537001

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Air Cadets from 17th Squadron Coningsby took part in an weekend camp at Vigo Wood training area, RAF Wittering.

The camp allowed the cadets to consolidate skills learnt in the classroom, while giving officers the chance to teach basic fieldcraft skills.

“Fieldcraft and eating from ration packs in the field is one of the core military skills,” said Flt Sgt Paul Fido. “For those cadets who seek a career in any of the forces, they will take with them the knowledge learned this weekend.

“For those who don’t, it will at least give them an insight into the military’s ability to operate from anywhere in any conditions. Most of all, it was fun and all those who attended came away having had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”