Cadets’ flying visit

PUBLISHED: 11:23 23 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 06 May 2010

The cadets

The cadets

A group of air cadets were among the final visitors to an historic RAF base which closes next month. Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron paid the nostalgic visit to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk courtesy of the station commander. The youngsters had been banking o

A group of air cadets were among the final visitors to an historic RAF base which closes next month.

Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron paid the nostalgic visit to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk courtesy of the station commander.

The youngsters had been banking on seeing the Jaguars flying from the two squadrons on the base but their luck looked slim as thick fog enveloped the base by the time they arrived and all the jets were grounded.

But by the afternoon the fog had lifted and three Jaguars from No 6 Squadron took off on a sortie.

The cadets enjoyed a packed programme. They visited the operations room, the fire section, aircraft maintenance, the No 6 Squadron hanger, and armament engineering and survival equipment.

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