84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 19 March 2012

Isle of Wight Camp, Jubilee 2012

RAF base closures, budget cuts and the operational tempo in recent years has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of formal Annual Camp places available across the Corps. This year, the resources required for the Olympic Games have compounded the problem even further.

In an effort to address this, Balsall Common and Stratford Squadrons have organised a special camp on the Isle of Wight for the Half-Term/Jubilee Holiday week, 2-9 June, and they have invited a selected few other local Squadron to take part.

The itinery looks fantastic and diverse: Based out of Jersey Camp & Newtown Range (an MOD training area on the island), activities will include fieldcraft training sessions and a night out
under shelters on the training area, canoeing/sailing, basic diving instruction and other visits/activities across the Isle of Wight.

The only qualification necessary for attendance is that you are
enrolled Cadets and hold basic swimming proficiency certificates (we
will be holding swimming assessments should anyone need them).

The cost is obviously higher than a normal 'blue' ATC camp as we are funding everything ourselves. However, even with all food, accommodation, transport and activities, the total cost will be just £200.

The closing date for bids is this Wednesday. To secure your place, you must bring a deposit of £50 to the parade in the evening! Full payment and consent/declarations will be required at a later date from those selected.