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
Cadet Warrant Officer Elin Caine was all smiles after her flight with the Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo last weekend. Elin, an Air Cadet with 186 Newent Squadron was selected after her success of completing the CVQO Duke of Westminster Award. The Award is designed to find and recognise the best of the CVQO BTEC cadets across the UK. It’s not just about being a great cadet – CVQO is looking for young people who go beyond the cadet experience, who become valuable members of their communities and who show a willingness selflessly to help others.
The 150-mile flight will saw cadets fly in the rear seat of the nine Hawk T1 aircraft taking off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire and flying at 400 mph, landing at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. It is only the second time in history that a group of cadets has flown with the Red Arrows. RAF Air Cadet Ambassador, Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman, was on the ground to greet the cadets and pilots as they flew in.