Cadets enjoy training camp

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS . . . cadets show off the amount raised for Help for Heroes.
FUNDRAISING EFFORTS . . . cadets show off the amount raised for Help for Heroes.

CADETS from the Motherwell-based 498 (Wishaw) squadron of the Royal Air Force teamed up with Lanarkshire counterparts at the Garelochhead Training Camp near Helensburgh.

The group covered a range of skills including patrolling and radio communication, and put them into practice during a short night exercise.

This consisted of each flight team navigating their way to checkpoints while avoiding being spotted and having to remember passwords to help them get from A to B.

There was also classes in ‘cooking in the field’ and ‘battlefield first aid’ before the cadets headed home.

The camp was enjoyed by all and another is being organised for later in the year.

Meanwhile the local cadets have been busy fundraising for the Help for Heroes charity.

Over £1,500 was raised following a recent 10-mile sponsored walk, with half going to the charity and half going towards a proposed trip to the National Arboretum.

Participants walked around Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton before making their way to Strathclyde Park and walking around the loch.

John Keir, representative for Help for Heroes, thanked the cadets for their efforts and told them that the money they raised would be kept within Scotland to help wounded soldiers.

The group parade twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 until 9.30pm, at the Scottish Rifles House on Muir Street.

For more information, e-mail 98@aircadets.org or phone 250339.