Gallery: Children from military families take part in Operation Camouflage

Youngsters from military families based at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge take part in operati

Youngsters from military families based at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge take part in operation camouflage at Rock Barracks.

Youngsters have been learning new skills on an action-packed four-day military-themed summer activity scheme.

The children aged eight to 16 from military families based at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge, and across Suffolk Coastal were taking part in Operation Camouflage at Rock Barracks, Sutton, home of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment.

Activities included graffiti art, climbing, obstacle course, handball, air rifle shooting, archery tag, and t-shirt designing.

The aim of the event, organised by Suffolk Coastal council and the Army Welfare Service (AWS) with funding from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, is to bring together young people from different backgrounds to challenge themselves and develop new skills.

AWS community development worker Claire Lowe said: “Operation Camouflage is all about the mixture – we bring together young people from military and civilian backgrounds together for a varied mix of craft and sporting activities.”


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