Cadets impressed by military airshow

AIR TATTOO: Kieren Bushell, Dominic Bushell, Rhys Lewis, Jacob Petre, Nathan Thompson and Alex Cheeseley in front of Hercules transport aircraft

AIR TATTOO: Kieren Bushell, Dominic Bushell, Rhys Lewis, Jacob Petre, Nathan Thompson and Alex Cheeseley in front of Hercules transport aircraft

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AIR Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron, recently travelled to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford to see the world’s largest military airshow.

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo not only includes thrilling flying action from over 250 aircraft from Air Forces around the World, but the cadets were also treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground with many interactive displays.

The cadets saw many impressive displays including the F16 Fighting Falcon, Tornado, Typhoon, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows; the French, Spanish and Italian aerobatic display teams. The Italian Air Force acrobatic team “Frecce Tricolori Display team” also put on an amazing display of their flying skills.

Cadet Alex Cheeseley said: “The flying displays were really cool. My favourite display was seeing the Red Arrows. Whole day was amazing.”

The cadets who attended were: Nathan Thompson, Jake Paterson, Jon Spragg, Alex Spragg, Ellie Poulakis, Zena Poulakis, Rhys Lewis, Nathan Loxton, Jacob Petre, Dominic Bushell, Kieren Bushell, Rachael Carbis, Alex Cheeseley and Pippa Cowles.

The cadets are now looking forward to an action packed programme of flying, gliding, shooting, sports, training camps, visits and expeditions.

If you have a spirit for adventure, 372 (Barry) Squadron have vacancies for boys and girls between 12-17 years old. The squadron parade on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-9.30pm, behind Adams Funeral Parlour (by the Memorial Hall) or you can phone the squadron on 01446 747734, email oc.372@aircadets.org or visit www.372squadron.org for more information.

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