Sandy Air Cadets take to the skies

Remembrance SundayOn Monday 24th October, three lucky Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron got the chance to flying in an RAF Sea King helicopter during a training flight.

The flight took place from Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk, base of B flight, 22 Squadron RAF, who share an affiliation with 22 (Sandy) Squadron.

On arrival the cadets were given a briefing on the important search and rescue role carried out by 22 Squadron, before being kitted out for their flights.

The training flight lasted 20 minutes, taking the cadets around Suffolk and flying over Ipswich, and some cadets even had the chance to look out of the helicopter with the large side door open.

Cadet Warrant Officer Adam Layer (19) said, “The flight was amazing. With how busy search and rescue are, it’s something you don’t often get the chance to do, so the flight was really special”.

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