"Cadets have the opportunity to go on camps every year. These can either be in spring, summer or autumn. Camps are brilliant to go on because they give you experiences that you wouldn’t usually experience on a day to day basis.
This Blues camp was my first ever cadet camp and I have to say; I don’t think any other camp will beat it! Coningsby is the home of the QRA team, the typhoons and tornados and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Every day, these planes would be flying and every time you would feel astonished. The significant roar of the Eurojet EJ200 engines, gave you shivers right through your body, the eye candy of the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber were sights not to be missed. At the camp we did various activities such as shooting, flying, going in the air traffic control tower, sitting and looking inside the jets and other military aircraft, the list goes on! The best part of the camp was definitely the private air show for the RAF men and women that work at Coningsby. The air show had a variety of aircraft airborne, from the BBMF to American Jet Fighters such as, the F-15. We were very lucky to be able to watch this air show, and we really appreciate opportunities that were given to us on this camp. If you do join the Air Training Corps I seriously advice you to go on camps because they give you a hell of an experience"