Sandy Cadets Visit 22 Squadron RAF

On Thursday 8th August, Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron, visited B flight of 22 Squadron Royal Air Force, based at Wattisham Airfield.

During the visit, the cadets were shown around one of the Squadron’s Sea King search and rescue helicopters that regularly save lives around the country. The cadets were also shown round the different survival equipment used on the helicopter, with Cadet Ben Kilby, 14, getting the chance to wear and inflate a lifejacket.

The cadets were also treated to seeing a Sea King undergoing flight tests, with the helicopter hovering close-by testing the winch, which is used to rescue people at sea, or in difficult to reach locations.

Cadet Corporal Gursimar Dhillon said, “It was great to learn about how 22 Squadron RAF operate, and also getting up close to the aircraft. Watching the flight testing was also a really great experience”.

The visit was a great opportunity for 22 (Sandy) Squadron cadets to also learn about the history of 22 Squadron RAF, who Sandy Squadron have the honour of sharing the historic 22 Squadron crest.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets