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Cadets from 121( Nuneaton ) Squadron Air Training Corps got a taste of Airforce life when they went on annual camp to RAF Valley .

Every year, Air Cadets are given the chance to attend an annual camp on an operational RAF station. These camps give the cadets a first-hand opportunity see what life in the RAF is all about. It's also an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and have a lot of fun.

During their time at RAF Valley the cadets slept in RAF accommodation, ate at the airman's mess and visited the various sections around the station such as the flying squadrons and the control tower etc. The training programme for the camp also included shooting, flying, sports, and night exercises as well as lots of drill, uniform and room inspections. For some of the cadets the most exiting moment of the week came when they got the chance to see what life is really like in the fast lane from behind the controls of one of the Hawk trainers.

Cadet Sweeney behind the controls of one of the Hawk trainers.

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RAF Valley's position on the Isle of Anglesey made is ideally suited for its dual role of fighter base, protecting Liverpool and the North West, and ferry airfield, operating transport flights across the Atlantic. In 1957, Valley became a training base, and is now one of the most important. The largest unit based at Valley is No 4 Flying Training School, which operates 71 Hawk T1/T1A aircraft, and incorporates the Central Flying School Advanced Training Unit. Valley is also home to "C" Flight of No 22 Squadron equipped with 2 Sea King HAR3s for Search and Rescue duties, and the Search and Rescue Training Unit, which operates 3 Griffin HT1s.

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