Memory Lane: Cadets headed to RAF Leeming for a summer camp in 1975

Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron visited RAF Leeming.
Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron visited RAF Leeming.
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This photograph is of Grantham cadets at a summer camp at RAF Leeming in July, 1975.

The photograph has been released by 47F Grantham Squadron as it seeks to create an archive of photographs and information throughout the history of the Grantham squadron - one of the oldest in the country.

Gary Allen of 47F said: “During the history of the squadron, it is estimated that more than 3,000 cadets have passed

through, in the early days just boys and then, by the early 1980s, girls were able to join also.”

The squadron moved to its current location in the late 1960s from Middlemore Yard, Castlegate which is the present site of the Grantham Conservative Club and started life in an old Victorian building which stood where the post office is today on St Peter’s Hill. Triggs Yard is the current headquarters with its entrance on Watergate.

The squadron will be holding an open day on September 28 from 9am to 2pm for all old, current and potential new recruits. The open day will also raise funds for the Macmillan cancer charity and all are welcome.

Pictured are: (back row, from left) Adrian Abbs, Rev Jim Martin, John Dickinson (47F CO), Stan McHale, Peter Finney, Bernie Walsh, Richard Yates; (front row, from left) Sadot, Dilloway, Pete Pearce, Alan Rumbold, David Rutland (The Duke of Rutland), Steve Hart, Mick Clarke and Steve Shores.