June 3rd 2015

Coningsby visit for Melton Air Cadets’

A group of staff and Air Cadets from 1279 (Melton) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) have spent the day exploring different units at RAF Coningsby.

The visit, which was arranged by Flying Officer Dan McGlynn RAFVR(T), the RAF Coningsby Air Cadet Liaison Officer and Captain Chris Davidson, Royal Engineer, saw the Cadets receive an up-close tour of the aircraft within the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as a Dakota aircraft, which later took off for a display flight especially for Cadets.

Cadets from the squadron also got the chance to see some of the latest aircraft to join the RAF fleet when they visited RAF Coningsby on Friday 29 may 2015. With thanks for 41 Squadron RAF, the Cadets were shown around both the Tornado and Typhoon aircraft, and were given the chance to look inside the cockpits, and hear a bit more about what both aircraft and the squadron do.

Cadet Jack Criddle, aged 12 years, said: “It was amazing, absolutely amazing. The Typhoons were awesome!”

Anyone who is over the age of 12, and in year 8 at school or above and is interested in seeing the wide range of activities on offer can visit the squadron on the final Thursday evening of each month from 7:15pm at the Squadron on Asfordby Road. To find out more, visit or by email


"It was amazing, absolutely amazing. The Typhoons were awesome!”