Wisbech air cadets tackle rock climbing and abseiling on Lake District trip

AIR cadets spent a week rock climbing, abseiling and orienteering during a trip to the Lake District.

Two cadets and one member of staff from 272 (Wisbech) Squadron tackled a series of activities at the National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centre, Windermere.

Cadet Ross Chadney, 15, and Cadet Corporal James Hart, 17, joined Warrant Officer Les Wardle on the trip.

The trio completed a series of mountain peaks, including Fairfield House, which has seven peaks over 600m. The cadets also visited Langdale Valley and Tilberthwaite Way for rock climbing.

Corporal Hart said: “This was a very challenging week for me.

“It’s the first time that I have attended a course like this but at the same time it was very enjoyable.”

Only 30 cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire areas were able to attend the trip.

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The Wisbech cadets will be taking part in more activities over the next few months, including Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

The squadron are currently recruiting young people aged 13-17. They parade on a Monday or Thursday night at their Sandyland headquarters.

For more information e-mail 272Sqn@BedsCambsWgATC.org or ring 01945 587251.