Cadets from around the UK enjoy some Moray hospitality

ATC Kent Wing among the visitors at RAF Lossiemouth this month
ATC Kent Wing among the visitors at RAF Lossiemouth this month

AIR CADETS FROM around the UK have been spending time in Moray as guest of RAF Lossiemouth with over 50 arriving earlier this month.

A week-long visit over Easter saw Air Training Corps giving young people aged from 13 to 20 the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the working environment at the Moray base.

Over a three week period cadets from London and the South East as well as groups from the South West regions held camps, gaining a greater understanding of the front line work of a Typhoon Main Operating Base.

The cadets also took part in specific military training and team building exercises, visiting Fort George Barracks, the home of 3 Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland during their stay. They also enjoyed free time at the beaches and forests that surround RAF Lossiemouth.

Flight Lieutenant Tarandeep Bhachoo was the detachment commander of the youngsters from the London & South East Wing. He said: “26 young people from around the Islington area travelled to RAF Lossiemouth and had an excellent week at RAF Lossiemouth.

“It was thoroughly enjoyed by the Cadets and staff. The support from the base staff made the visit the success it was.”
Flight Lieutenant Robin Fowler leads the Air Cadet Liaison Team at RAF Lossiemouth: “Camps at front line stations such as RAF Lossiemouth are an integral part of the Air Cadets’ education about the modern Royal Air Force.

“The camps do rely on Station personnel taking time out of their busy days to host visits and experiences that will really benefit the Cadets.

“Whilst continuing to deliver QRA and support overseas operational commitments, RAF Lossiemouth has developed a Cadet Camp programme that provides some wonderful opportunities for young people from across the UK to experience the RAF.”