Air Cadets enjoy action weekend

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Air Training Corps Cadets of 140 Matlock Squadron visited the Snowdonia National Park last weekend as part of their fieldcraft training.

Thirty boys and girls aged between 13 and 17 enjoyed the marvellous setting based on the coast of North Wales.

They braved an early morning run to the beach, then went canoeing, climbing and ‘gorge walking’, a hike up a spectacular river gorge which included swimming in rock pools.

The group were lucky enough to have fine weather for their totally outdoor weekend.

Corporal Dan Strutt said; “We had a great time canoeing along an estuary to the beach and hiking in the mountains and even got a suntan at the same time.”

They were based at an ex-RAF airfield at Llanbedr, which is now used as a permanent outward bound centre. Matlock Air Cadets meet every Monday and Wednesday evening at their Hurst Rise headquarters at 6.45pm