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A nineteen year old former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Pupil has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to become a pilot. Josh Brooke joined his local Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets in Penrith when he was only fifteen years old after being given a flying lesson at Carlisle Airport. ”With that one flight I was hooked. Some of my friends were cadets and they told me about the opportunities to fly in the organisation” Josh said.more -->
By Corporal Charlie Johnson - 1247 (Penrith) Squadron
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The local squadron - a member of the Cumbria and Lancashire wing - talked to their MP about the work that they have undertaken in the past year alone, including building a large scale model aeroplane; participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme; First Aid training; powered flying at RAF Leeming; hill-walking excursions; supporting on poppy collections; and helping out at many local shows, to name just a few of their achievements.more -->