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NASC 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: May 9

When is the National Air & Space Camp? 

Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th August 2024

Where is the camp? 

Cadets and staff will arrive and depart from Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham. Most activities will be based at RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire during the week.  

How will I get travel to and from the camp? 

This should have been organised by your Wing or CCF commander. You must travel to camp in civilian clothing.  


Will I need a sleeping bag & pillow? 

Yes, bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Bedding is not provided.  

What will I do on camp? 

There are a variety of activities on camp which will be allocated to cadets depending on their preference selections made earlier in the year. This includes a range of specialist training activities and industry partner visits. 

When will I know what I'm doing? 

The aim is to provide all cadets with a list of activities they are doing when they arrive at camp. This will be a personalised training programme, specific to each cadet. 

How much free time will I get? 

There will be free time each evening, but the camp has a very intensive programme of activities so you will need to get as much sleep as possible.  

Will I be able to leave and get my GCSE results? 

No, you need to arrange a way of receiving your results and raise any problems in advance

Where can I find a kit list? 

The kit list is within the Joining Instructions (page 6). These are available on the Camp’s Facebook Group or from your Squadron who can access it on Sharepoint.  

Will I need to bring an iron? 

The camp has a supply of irons and ironing boards which will be distributed around the accommodation for cadets to borrow. There is a limited number though, so you may wish to bring a travel iron with you.  

What uniform will I be wearing? 

Cadets need to bring all the uniform in the kit list. What you will wear will depend on the activity you are doing that day. Most activities are Working Blue (2C), but some are in MTP/CS95 greens and you’ll be given a camp t-shirt on arrival to wear on the Wednesday during camp.  

Are QAI cadets attending?  

Qualified Aerospace Instructor cadets will be attending the camp to support training and the delivery of activities. Their attendance is on a national basis and has been organised by the camp’s QAI Lead.

Will I need spending money? 

You may wish to bring a small amount of spending money to camp. There will be camp merchandise available to purchase, a small camp tuck shop and a spar shop.  

I have a dietary requirement, who should I tell? 

Dietary requirements were collected earlier in the year when cadets applied. If you have not already told the camp about your dietary requirements, please contact


How will the camp manage hot weather? 

Activities have plans in place to keep cadets as cool as possible. The majority of activities are inside and we do not do sports, fieldcraft or drill. Cadets will be given a water bottle on arrival and reminded to keep it filled with water at all times.  

I have a query, who can I contact? 

If you have a question before camp, post your query on the camp’s Facebook group or contact During camp, Flight Commanders and Duty Staff will be available to answer questions.  

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