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RAF Shawbury Summer Camp 2010

This years annual summer camp was held at RAF Shawbury. During the camp we did a range of amazing activities including shooting, flying the Grob Tutor, having a ride in a Squirrel helicopter and visits to various places around the camp. Everyone really enjoyed it and it was a fantastic opportunity to visit a working RAF station. More photos are available on our Facebook page.

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Tendring Show 2010

Manningtree Air Cadets will be at the Tendring Show this weekend on the 10th July 2010. Come and talk to us on our stand, in the Education tent, its a great way to find out more about us!

We will also be joined by the 614 Volunteer Gliding School with one of their Viking gliders. Come and have a look and talk to the Pilot instructors from the School. Tendring Show website.


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Orwell Walk 2010, a great success!

Well done to everyone! It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, very challenging but worth all of the effort. Thirteen cadets and staff walked the mixture of 12, 18 and 25 mile courses, beginning at 8:30 am, with the last team coming in at 2.30pm. We all enjoyed varied conditions, from dry, hard earth to boggy, slippery shoreline along the River Orwell.

The first in over the line was our Chairman; Mr Dave Brown, show how its done sir! We also had a member of staff who completed the 25 mile course in record time by ‘running‘ seven miles of it…no names mentioned…Mr Cornish sir!

Well done all, we will add up the sponsorship raised and publish the grand total very soon.

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Tenpin bowling

Manningtree Air Cadets took over three lanes at Colchester Tenpin Bowling for a couple of hours, our competitive streaks soon kicked in and strikes were the name of the game. Many different bowling styles were displayed including Cadet Bettle’s backwards bowling technique and Cadet Harvey-Smith’s incredible ‘stationery-ball-halfway’¬†achievement!!

Half time food was devoured in seconds by all. Staff also joined in with C.I. Enever getting the best staff score despite being blinded constantly by a rogue light display in one lane! Cadet Kennel was the top scorer for the cadets.