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March 19th 2015

WELLINGBOROUGH’S RAF AIR CADETS TAKE TO THE SKIES

Thanks to a generous donation, Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps are making plans to take to the skies this spring.

 

Councilloe Lawman hands cheque to Cadet Flight Sergeant Macauley Tinston alongside Councillor Lora Lawman and Flight Lieutenant William Kellock.Councilloe Lawman hands cheque to Cadet Flight Sergeant Macauley Tinston alongside Councillor Lora Lawman and Flight Lieutenant William Kellock.

Six young people will be visiting Sywell Aerodrome in the coming months and will be experiencing ‘virtual’ flying in a state-of-the-art flight simulator.

This fantastic opportunity comes thanks to Deputy Mayor Councillor Graham Lawman who kindly donated funds to the Squadron during the Annual Dinner and Dance on Saturday 14 March.  The donation comes from the Mayor’s Charity Fund, money which is given to directly benefit the community and in this case support young people.

The simulators, used by professional pilots, will give the Cadets the chance to fly in realistic conditions and take off, fly and land a commercial plane.

Flight Lieutenant William Kellock, 378 Squadron’s Commanding Officer, said:  “The donation from Councillor Lawman is extremely generous and will hugely benefit the Cadets in Wellingborough.  They work so hard and are looking forward to getting into the pilots seat and having a go at flying – if I am honest I am quite keen to have a go myself!”

The lucky Cadets taking part will be chosen shortly and will be selected as a thank you for their hard work and commitment to the Squadron in 2014.

For more information about the Air Cadets in Wellingborough visit: www.378.org.uk or the Squadron’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Mannock.