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Another Lancaster?

2014-09-04 15:01:37
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By Flt Lt Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron

3 members of Crowle Air Cadets recently attended a week long camp at RAF Coningsby, home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  While there they were lucky enough to see both the Battle of Britain Lancaster and the Canadian Lancaster “Vera”.

2 cadets and a member of staff from Crowle Squadron attended the week long camp.  As well as seeing the 2 Lancasters, the cadets also got to sit in the cock pit of a Typhoon and Tornado, both belonging to Squadrons based at Coningsby.  The cadets also took part in many other activity and visited many of the different sections on the station, seeing first-hand what life is like within the RAF.

Flying Officer V Docherty, 300 Squadron Executive Officer said this after returning from camp “The week was really good.  The presence of the 2nd Lancaster made it all the more memorable for the cadets and staff.  Our cadets got to fly for the first time and take part in target shooting as well.  Overall a great camp”.

Camps at RAF Stations are just some of the many activities Crowle Squadron offers to its members, both cadets and staff. Air Cadets is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 13-17. It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff and assist in the running of such events.  If you are interested in finding out more about Air Cadets in Crowle visit us as www.crowleaircadets.co.uk or come down to the Cadet Hut, Axholme Academy site on a Monday or Wednesday evening.

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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