RAF Coningsby supported two local schools in their Camo’ Day celebrations this year.

All schools across the country were invited to mark Armed Forces Day with a special non-uniform event to help raise awareness for the children and families of British service personnel. Proceeds from Camo day also went towards raising funds for the military charity SSAFA.

Gartree Community School decorated their cafeteria with a military theme and treated students to a special buffet lunch. All students were invited to write comments on camouflaged paper and then the school created a paper chain which was then given to the SWO in thanks for a presentation he delivered on the role of RAF Coningsby. The paper chains are on display in a variety of locations across the Station.

Teachers, parents and governors of St. Michaels C. of E. Primary School along with the CDO and volunteers from 7FP Wing co-ordinated, resourced and delivered a military themed afternoon of activities. Children took part in a mini assault course, built and flew paper aeroplanes, had the opportunity to put on camouflage cream and look at some military equipment. They undertook team building challenges, looked at a military vehicle brought from Thorpe Camp and had the chance to go in a Police car. The highlight for all children involved was learning some drill and a lesson on how to salute from WO Jenkins the Station Community Support Officer.

St Michaels, together with Jacdor nursery who ran their own event on the day, raised  a cheque for £266 which was presented to SSAFA at an assembly in the school.

If you would like to take part in Camo’ Day next year then do not hesitate to contact Lou Henderson, the Community Development Officer, on 01526 347865