Inspiring visit for new cadets

Air cadets from Spalding's 1406 Squadron start their training with a history lesson at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby.

Air cadets from Spalding's 1406 Squadron start their training with a history lesson at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby.

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OPPORTUNITY to give some of Britain’s historic wartime aircraft a closer inspection was a treat given to some of Spalding’s newest air cadets.

The newly-enrolled intake from the town’s 1406 Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) made a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby as part of their training.

The 17 cadets and their cadet instructors were given a detailed and informative life history of each of the aircraft while being shown round the hanger.

The visit was organised as part of their basic training to help their understanding of basic flight and airfield operations.

Civilian instructor Jon Hilton said: “The 1406 Squadron would like to thank the staff of the BBMF.

“The visit was invaluable to the cadets and their training.”