Air cadets to party at RAF Cranwell with Carol Vorderman

Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman. Photo: RAF/MOD Crown
Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman. Photo: RAF/MOD Crown
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Celebrity aviator Carol Vorderman will join up to 5,000 cadets from across the UK at RAF College Cranwell on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets.

Ambassador to the RAF Air Cadets, Honorary Group Captain Vorderman will attend the historic national parade and musical extravaganza and meet cadets aged 13-19.

Also attending will be VIP guests including the new Chief of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, himself a former cadet.

There will be flypasts from the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Falcons are set to drop in.

Opening with a precision parade in front of College Hall, 350 cadets will perform a spectacular hour-long drill ceremony, for which they have been training at Beckingham Camp, before youngsters and volunteers take to the stage for the musical extravaganza with compère Peter Dickinson – voice of the X-Factor. The day closes with a firework finale.