Sandy Air Cadets see the RAF, past and present

On Tuesday 14th February, Sandy Air Cadets visited RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and the Royal Air Force’s most advanced multi-role aircraft, the Typhoon.

On arrival, the cadets watched an introduction video about Typhoon, which included latest technology and footage of Typhoon in action. Next the cadets went into the hanger for a tour around a Typhoon, with the chance to actually sit in the cockpit of one of the two seat training versions.

After lunch the cadets were taken to the control tower where able to watch Typhoon aircraft take off in formation, as they came in to land. They were also shown around the radar room to see how the aircraft are controlled around the airbase.

While at RAF Coningsby, the cadets also had a chance to visit the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, who maintain and fly a number of vintage RAF aircraft, most notably the Lancaster bomber, which is only one of two Lancaster’s still flying in the world.

Cadet Callan Whitbread (14) said, “When we got to RAF Coningsby all we could hear was Typhoon engines in the distance. It was a really good day, and it’s not something most people get the chance to do”.

Remembrance Sunday

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets