Waddington Air Show 6th July 2014
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By Cdt Wroot and Cdt Barber - 2490 (Spen Valley) Squadron
Cadets from Spen Valley Squadron and other squadrons within South and West Yorkshire Wing recently visited RAF Waddington International Air show. The coach party took cadets from 2490 (Spen Valley), 185 (Batley), 96 (Dewsbury), 868 (Mirfield) and 2388 (Castleford) Squadrons along for a day trip out.
The RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows, regularly attended by over 140,000 visitors. The purpose of the air show is to increase awareness for the role of the RAF.
Charities also go there to raise money and increase awareness of their charity. There was a special appearance from the Vulcan at the Air Show, this is special because it is the last flying Vulcan which will soon go out of service.
There were also the Red Arrows, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane which made up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more.
Cdt Wroot quoted “It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go again next year”. All the cadets that visited the air show thoroughly enjoyed their day out to Lincolnshire.