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Swadlincote Air Cadets jet off to the RAF Ascension Island‏

Article posted: Mar 03, 2014 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) Brad Tallett (18) and Flight Sergeant (FS) Lewis Mansfield (18), two long serving Air Cadets from 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron, have been awarded places on a once in a lifetime trip to a remote RAF base in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

The week long trip, which has been organised by The Air Training Corps, is to “RAF Ascension Island”, a British Royal Air Force station situated on Ascension Island, the isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean.

During the visit, CWO Tallett and FS Mansfield will take part in a variety of adventurous training and sporting activities alongside section visits in and around the military base itself. They will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends with other selected air cadets from across the UK.

So far, this year has been a very successful one for CWO Tallett, as last summer also saw him travel to Singapore as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange scheme. Upon hearing the latest news, CWO Tallett said: “I am very excited and feel very honoured at the prospect of being awarded a second opportunity to travel abroad with the Air Cadets and look forward to passing on my knowledge and experiences of the RAF Ascension Islands to the younger cadets upon my return. Being rewarded with such a remarkable opportunity proves that hard work and dedication to an organisation like the Air Cadets, which provides the many benefits to its young people as it does, really does go a long way.”

CI C Tildesley
Squadron MCO