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Newton Cadet gets on the Air

Article posted: Mar 06, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On the 21st of February, one cadet from 1936 (Newton) Squadron did something rather unique. BBC Lincolnshire Radio wanted to interview a cadet who went to the RAF Cranwell Red Nose Day event last week. Cpl Connor Levers saw the advertisement on the Air Cadet Facebook page and leapt at the opportunity. He phoned the number on the status update and was directed the HQAC and then onto the producer of BBC Lincolnshire.

“It all started yesterday, I was casually on Facebook and then I saw the advert come up on my news feed. As soon as I saw the number I ran for my house phone, while dialling the number, I wrote ‘I’m interested! :D’ on the status. Within four minutes I posted a second comment: ‘Woo got it’ to the dismay of all hopeful staff wanting the publicity for their own Squadrons. It was a great experience and a unique one to say the least.”

A link to the radio article…
The whole broadcast is 3 hours long. Go to 2:39:25 – 2:45:47 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01473fv

By Cpl Connor Levers
Media Team Leader
1936 (Newton) Squadron