Cadets take part in aviation day (From Gazette & Herald)

RYEDALE cadet squadron has taken part in an aviation day at RAF Topcliffe – helping the RAF train for a mass evacuation event.

The cadets, alongside staff from 1323 (Ryedale) Squadron, joined about 1,200 other personnel for North Region Cadet Aviation Day.

Flight Sergeant Colin Bell said: “This has been a fantastic day and opportunity for both cadets and staff alike, seeing close up how the RAF would operate in a real world crisis.

“To fly in Puma and Chinook helicopters will be a once in a lifetime experience for most of the people here and will be treasured for life.”

1323 (Ryedale) Sqn Air Cadets offer a wide range of activities for 12-18 year olds. Their next Open Evening is on September 29.

For more information, visit facebook.com/1323RyedaleSquadron or aircadets.org

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