2505 Squadron Has a Fun-Packed Weekend - From Heights to Flights
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By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
On Saturday the 6th June, a large team of cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, climbed to the summit of Pen-Y-Gent in the Yorkshire Dales. On the summit at the height of 694 metres, the team raised the squadron ensign to mark 71 years to the day since the famous D-Day, the allied invasion of Northern Europe. On Sunday the 7th June, the team went on to visit the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial near York. The highlight of which was the ground running of both an ex-RAF Dakota, many of which were used during the World War Two, and a post-war Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft.
Cadet Flight Sergeant David Churm (19) from Shildon said “the weekend has been fantastic”.
Flight Lieutenant Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) said “As the RAF Air Cadets, we aim to foster the spirit of adventure whilst developing future leaders within the community, this weekend has been a great way to keep history alive whilst meeting our aims”.