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1101 Kettering Cadets get an insight into life in the skies

Article posted: Aug 16, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Young people at Kettering Air Cadets got to find out more about flying thanks to a visit from Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards, past master of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

Rick Peacock-Edwards came along to the 1101 Kettering Sqn Royal Air Force Air cadets Northampton Road Squadron HQ on Monday 13th August to fill cadets in on the work of the Guild, his time in the Royal Air Force and scholarships and training available.

Squadron commanding officer, Flight Lieutenant Guy Slack, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Air Commodore along to meet cadets on Monday. Is knowledge and experience is second to none and cadets felt inspired by the presentation given.”

The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators was established in order to represent pilot and navigator interests within all areas of aviation. The majority of its members are, or have been, professional licence holders, operating aircraft in the airlines, corporate aviation and all branches of Her Majesty’s armed forces. There are also many private licence holders, who are not full-time professional airmen, flying in every area of general aviation, sporting aviation and recreational flying.

Kettering Air Cadets is currently recruiting for new members aged between 13 and 17. To find out more please visit: or telephone 01536 481 999. The Squadron meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm.