Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) from 351 (Burton upon Trent) Squadron are hosting an open evening on Thursday, 12 July 2018 at its headquarters on Wharf Road.

With the gates opening at 7.30pm, squadron staff and air cadets will be on hand to show visiting parents and youngsters the benefits of joining the Air Cadets.  There will be an adventure training display, recruitment presentations with the highlight of the evening being the Red Arrows Hawk model.

Sandra Evitts, chair of 351 (Burton upon Trent) Squadron says: “We wanted to throw open our doors to potential new air cadets and their parents/guardians to demonstrate the fabulous opportunities on offer. Our air cadets do many things, such as wall climbing, scuba diving, adventure training, camps, visiting RAF stations and attending camps.  There is a lot going on.”

RAF Air Cadets is open to anyone aged 12 years old (in year 8 at school) up to 18 years old.  There are also opportunities for adults to find out how to get involved with the squadron by joining the Civilian Committee.

“Come along and see what we do,” says Mrs Evitts.  “We are looking to seeing you next Thursday.”

351 (Burton upon Trent) Squadron is based at Coltman House, Wharf Road, Burton (the Army Reserve Centre).  Anyone interested in attending can pre-register by visiting the Squadron Facebook page or website.

RAF Air Cadets is a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.  It is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop skills to help succeed. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is also the RAF Air Cadets Honorary Air Commandant.

The RAF Air Cadets  aim is to promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people, provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life and encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.


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