Adventure for Air Cadets

The air cadets taking part in archery.
The air cadets taking part in archery.

Air Cadets from 25 squadrons across the Durham/Northumberland Wing area came together to compete in their annual Adventure Training Challenge.

The challenge, which consists of a timed day walk, first aid, archery, climbing, and an orienteering task, took place at RAF Spadeadam on the Northumberland/Cumbria border and was won by a team from Consett.

Squadron Leader Jo Blackie, the Wing’s Adventure Training Officer, said: “The standard was extremely high this year with very close scores. We had 25 Squadrons represented with more than 150 people attending.

“We are particularly grateful to Naworth Castle Estate for their support in allowing us the use of Lanercost Priory as a starting point and to RAF Spadeadam for accommodating us and allowing us to use so many facilities at the base.”