On Sunday 19th June, over 20 cadets travelled to the RAF Cosford Annual Military Airshow, where an estimated 50,000 personnel and members of the public enjoyed an amazing air display with plenty of interactive ground attractions.
Down on the ground, the Cadets were intrigued by the vast range of military roles possible, including the bomb disposal unit and the logistics centre, where personnel gave an in-depth description of all the roles available. Nearby was the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) hangar, a project that some of the cadets had undertaken previously.
The air display was also fascinating, with a display showing the capabilities of an Airbus Atlas A400m, a C130J Hercules (the two can be told apart by the larger size of the A400m and the different wing shape), a Eurofighter Typhoon and many more.
Next the public’s favourite, the Red Arrows flew past, displaying new manoeuvres to commemorate certain pilots, Tim Peake and Enid Blyton.
After this was the Chinook display team from RAF Odiham, followed by an Apache, which really helped with the aircraft recognition training for the annual Wing Field Day competition.
Much to the cadets’ excitement, Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman and Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty made an appearance at the Air Cadet village, where the cadets had an opportunity to talk about the future of the Air Training Corps.
The Cadets had a great day which they certainly deserved after all their hard work during the previous months.
Flight Sergeant Beadsworth
NCO IC Media and Communications
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 10th September 2016 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.
For more information about 422 (Corby) Squadron, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at www.422corbyatc.co.uk/how-to-join.aspx.