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Corby Air Cadets join the Army Reserves for the Day

Article posted: Jul 29, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Richards

On Saturday 25th July, 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets attended an Army Reserve Cadet Open Day organised by 118 Recovery Company REME.

The day at the Army Reserve Centre in Corby; where both 118 and 422 (Corby) Squadron are based, gave the cadets an opportunity to see what life is like in the Army and more specifically 118 Recovery Company REME.

Throughout the day cadets had the opportunity to recover vehicles using winches and support tows, move tyres from point to point using the cranes, look at military kit displays including CBRN kit, rations and sleeping systems and even had the opportunity to replace tyres on the Land Rovers.

Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVRT said, “I would like to thank Lt Steve Nixon and his team at 118 for organising the day here in Corby. The cadets certainly had a great insight into what life is like at 118 Rec Coy and the Army Reserves as a whole. We look forward to the next joint venture”.

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at