Norfolk ACF return home after more than 500 skydives!

“It was a unique experience, not many people can say they’ve learned to skydive!”

On 15 April 2022 Norfolk Army Cadet Force completed their expedition to Skydive Hibaldstow returning home after more than 500 skydives in total with 9 cadets as newly licenced skydivers and 7 more cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) hoping to achieve their licences over the coming weeks.

The group comprised 20 students (2 CFAVs and 18 cadets) plus myself 2 other licenced CFAV skydivers plus 2 CFAV ground support.

For those that completed the course and have learned to love skydiving, we’re hoping to organise continuous training.  Sian Stokes, a member of the UK’s foremost female skydiving team, who regularly competes internationally, was in attendance during the course and has offered to coach those cadets keen to form a team and enter the UK Skydiving National Championships, while Milko has said he will be their cameraman (formation teams require a cameraman to record their footage in freefall for the competition).

Everyone who attended the expedition is to be commended on their resilience for sticking with it despite the extra 2 years it took due to the postponement, and I believe every member of the group feels proud of their own personal achievements.

“It was a unique experience, not many people can say they’ve learned to skydive!” - Staff Cadet Sgt Maj Jacob Baugh

"We are all very grateful to The Mason Trust and our other donors for their support which helped to make this expedition possible."

Read the full post expedition report here