Royal International Air Tattoo

On Sunday 17th July, cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron attended the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

The Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest military airshow, was this year celebrating its 40th Anniversary, as well as commemorating 70 years of the Air Cadet Organisation.

Along with many flying displays by air forces around the world, one of the highlights of the Air Tattoo was a flypast featuring current and historic aircraft and gliders used by the air cadets since its formation in 1941.

The cadets were also some of the first to be shown around the Royal Air Forces’s newest and largest aircraft, the Voyager air-to-air tanker and transport aircraft, which was christened on Friday before the Air Tattoo.

Cadet Elliot Hall (14) commented, “The Air Tattoo was really good. There were loads of aircraft, and the flying displays were brilliant. Best bit was being one of the first cadets to look around the new RAF aircraft”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets