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Busy Time for New Recruits to Coalville Air Cadets

Article posted: Jul 25, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

The new recruits to 1188 (Coalville) Air Training Corps have had a very busy time recently.

On Thursday last week Rev Martin Joss, the squadron padre enrolled twelve new recruits into the squadron.

The cadets make the promise together, they solemnly promised on their honour to serve their unit loyally and to be faithful to their obligations as a member of the Air Training Corps. They further solemnly promised to be a good citizen and to do their duty to God and the Queen, their country and their flag.

On Saturday six of the new enrolled cadets went flying at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire, for four of the cadets it was their first flight. The cadets flew for about half an hour in a Grob Tutor, the same kind of aircraft that Prince William learnt to fly in. For the more experienced flyers there was a chance to experience aerobatics and also take control of the aircraft.

After his first flight Cadet Manning said “It was the best experience yet!”

Flying Officer Rebekah L Harrison RAF VR(T) said” This is just one of the amazing opportunities available to air cadets. Anyone who would like to learn more about our squadron is welcome come along to the squadron open day on 15th August at Newbridge High School from 11am til 4pm.”