Grantham cadets visit Royal Air Tattoo

Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron.
Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron.
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Cadets and staff from 47F Grantham Squadron Air Training Corps visited the Royal International Air Tattoo last weekend and saw the 10 hours of flying.

Regarded as the largest air show in the country, RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire attracts aircraft from around the world to display during the 10 hour constant flying program.

During the air show the cadets were allowed to board many of the static aircraft and talk to the air crews.

They were also able to meet up with 500 other air cadets helping out at the show.

The plan for next year is for the squadron to take part in the week long camp for air cadets at RAF Fairford who are there to help with the setting up, taking down and for the general running of the air show.

Gary Allen of 47F Grantham Squadron said: “This is the third year the squadron has made the trip to the air show and for some of the Grantham cadets this was their first experience of an air show.

“Seeing the Red Arrows and the Vulcan was amongst the highlights of this year’s show.

“The Duke of Rutland, 47F deputy Chairman of 47F civilian committee also came along with the squadron as it was many years since he had been to an air show.

“The Duke entered into the spirit and spent time getting to know the cadets.

The squadron are off to nearby RAF Brize Norton next week, home of the military transport aircraft where they will be formally adopting a C130 Hercules transport aircraft.