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2015-11-16 10:26:57
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By Flt Lt Aaron O'Roarty

1114 (Gosforth) Squadron dedicated a week of its training programme this October as a "Careers Week"

Cadets received a visit from the Royal Air Force Careers team to hear about a number of trades, roles, and scholarships available to them in the armed forces.

Later that week, cadets were given a tour of the Newcastle Aviation Academy to learn about routes into the civilian aviation industry. Cadets were shown around the workshop and hangar where students learn trades such as mechanical engineering. They also took a look inside the aircraft in which students train to become cabin crew.

Cadets and staff enjoyed the chance to get an up close look at a range of different aircraft and even got hands on with some of them including a Jet Provost and a fully functioning Boeing 737. Many thanks to the RAF Careers team and Steve Turnbull at the Aviation Academy for working with 1114 Squadron this week!

1114 (Gosforth) Squadron aims to provide young people from the local area with a wide range of opportunities and experiences such as flying, gliding, adventure training, and target shooting which lead them towards gaining life long skills and recognised awards such as BTEC qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. To find out how you could get involved visit or email

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