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Overseas Camp RAF Akrotiri 2012, Cyprus

posted 20 May 2012, 11:21 by Harris Khawaja   [ updated 14 Jun 2012, 15:05 ]

On Tuesday 17th April 2012, Cadet Flight Sergeant (Cdt FS) Nikpavlovich was one of the few females flying to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus representing the Air Training Corps (ATC). This is a very rare and once in a life time opportunity which the unit has strongly supported Cdt FS Nikpavlovch to receive and attend. It was a great opportunity to socialise during the five hour travel time and upon arrival to RAF Akrotiri, the cadets were greeted with the best summer they have ever witnessed.  

Cdt FS Nikpavlovich said ''My favourite part when we visited The Water World, I had started to feel much more comfortable with everyone as we got to know each other more. There was so much to do that I couldnt make my mind up!"
The week and a half long Camp was "jam packed" with fantastic things to do. Some of the opportunities that Cdt FS Nikpavlovich had first of all was the tour of the RAF station (That took a few days), where they saw firsthand many aircraft's and helicopters like the Griffin! To cool down and relax, the cadets of the camp were given down time to enjoy what is around Cyprus, for instance the Water world where everyone enjoyed the theme park and the weather. Visit a nearby beach where they watched the sunset and had a barbecue.

The grand 'finale' which topped the great overseas camp was "The Fly Past". An organised Air show was held where the Red Arrows performed incredible manoeuvres whilst the cadets and spectators enjoyed a front seat show by a cliff on the 27th April.


Cdt FS Nikpavlovich said after returning back home to Manchester that, ''This Camp is one of the most well known camps in the Air Cadets, to be selected is a great privilege which in a way show your commitment and hard work that you have put into the Corps. I have never had so much fun in my life, and I hope every cadet from 184 Squadron experiences what I have done at some point in the future!''