Public services students at Coleg Sir Gâr have won the RAF Recruiting Challenge, beating nine other establishments including four military colleges.
The event was held at RAF Wittering and around 100 students from across the UK took part in a series of physical and mental challenges designed for those studying defence and public services.
The competition, devised by Squadron Leader Tamzin Keenlyside, included a warm-up with Wittering’s physical education instructors, a one and a half mile run and a fitness and drill test before learning about professions within the Royal Air Force and learning about military aviation.
Royal Air Force Wittering is home to the RAF A4 Force, the deployable engineering and logistics squadrons which support UK air operations across the world. The students met trainee pilots from 16 Squadron, drivers from 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron and technicians from 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron.
RAF Police dogs, drill training, a presentation on an RAF trade, a turn on the digital shooting range and an RAF knowledge test made up the rest of the day.
Glyn Price, Coleg Sir Gâr public services lecturer said: “I was delighted when it was announced that our team had won, it’s absolutely amazing and I couldn’t be any prouder of the guys, watching them grow and bond as a team has been fantastic.”
Group Captain William Dole is the in charge of RAF Recruiting & Selection. He added: “Competition through sport is a fundamental component of life in the RAF and teamwork is the very platform on which we operate and achieve. These qualities have been evident in every activity and event today and the teams have achieved an excellent level of accomplishment.”
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