A very respectable number of cadets from 649 (Durlsey) Squadron are proud to have achieved their Blue Flying Wings, and are on their way in their flying training. This was achieved over a number of … Continue Reading
Good weather and an excellent flying display was the perfect background for the official opening of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing’s WREV (Wing Recruiting & Educational Vehicle) at the 2015 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. The Commandant Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty & the Ambassador Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman shared the official opening of the vehicle. The project has been a collaboration between the Wing Committee and the Wing Staff and has been an 18 month labour of dedication to the small team led by Flying Officer Kevin Hill. With a moving Viking cockpit simulator and LED screen it gives a good example to potential young and older people what we do. There is still some work to be done on the vehicle but it is fit for all squadrons in the Wing to use.