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Corby Air Cadets Visit Scampton Heritage Centre

On Monday 3rd April 2017, more than 30 cadets and adult volunteers from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) visited RAF Scampton’s Heritage Centre.

The purpose of the trip to bolster the cadets training and knowledge of their Parent Service, the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The centre, housed in one of the original World War Two hangers, displays the history of RAF Scampton, ranging from the Pre-War years to the present day.

On arrival at RAF Scampton the cadets were met, not only by the centre’s guide, but also the thunderous noise of the Roll-Royce Adour engines of the Hawk T1 belonging to the famous Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team; the Red Arrows.

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RAFAT - Red Arrows in training

Before beginning the tour, the cadets quickly stopped for lunch and were treated to the Red Arrows practicing during their winter training programme.

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Wg Cdr Guy Gibson's Office - 617 Sqn Dambusters

After lunch, the cadets started the tour, learning about the great and varied history of the station including the exploits of the famous 617 Squadron, Dambusters and their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVR(T), 422 (Corby) Squadron’s Commanding Officer said, “Visits like these are essential to the cadets learning and experience of the Royal Air Force past and present.  It was fantastic to see such a great turn out for the trip”.

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information about 422 (Corby) Squadron, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or click here.

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