YOUNG Air Cadets from 2461 (Sawston) Squadron will be able to further their training thanks to a donation from the Cambridge branch of the Royal Air Force Association, better known as RAFA.
The donation of £50 will go towards a radio scanner so the cadets are able to listen to aircraft in the area and air traffic control to develop their aeronautical training. This will be supplemented by a flight simulator provided thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and training from former cadet and now instructor, Chris Jestice.
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. Receiving no government contributions, their work is completely funded by the generosity of members and through vital donations from supporters in the general public and from businesses.
Richard Quartermaine and Rod Shelford of the Cambridge branch of the Royal Air Force Association present Cadet Chris Solly and Cadet Alexandra Baker with a cheque for £50 for training equipment.
Cadet Alex Baker, aged 15 from Sawston said “The flight simulator has made our training more practical, we are able to gain hands on experience.”
Flight Lieutenant Chris Cox added “Working with the Royal Air Force Association helps strengthen our links with the parent service the wider Royal Air Force family. This donation will help make our training more practical.”
Richard Quartermaine, Chairman of the Cambridge branch of the Royal Air Force Association said “We are delighted to support the Air Cadets at 2461 (Sawston) Squadron and hope that this donation inspires young people to join the Royal Air Force in the future.”