HRH 90th Birthday Celebrations RAF Fylingdales
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By FS(ATC) Colin Bell - 1323 (Ryedale) Squadron
Air Cadets and staff from 1323 Ryedale, 740 Whitby and 739 Scarborough Squadrons were invited by Wing Commander Dave Keighley MA RAF, Station Commander of RAF Fylingdales to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th Birthday with the staff of RAF Fylingdales and honoured guests, Battlespace Management Force Commander Air Commodore A K Gillespie MA BSc RAF, and Director National Air Defence and Space Operations, Group Captain M R Johnson BSc MA MBA RAF.
The evening consisted of a briefing on operations at Fylingdales, followed by a STEM session on rocketry, and bottle rocket building and firing. The event was concluded with the lighting of the Fylingdales beacon, which was lit by Cadet Flight Sergeant Alice Nisbet, Station Commanders Cadet for RAF Fylingdales.