Flying Visit by Carol Vorderman
Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman, Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets has paid a flying visit to RAF St Mawgan. She flew down from Colerne Airfield with the Commanding Officer of Bristol University Air, Squadron Squadron Leader Baz Ervine, himself a former Air Cadet at 2349 Ballymena Squadron.
Hon Gp Capt Vorderman and Sqn Ldr Ervine were visiting the detachment of 3 Air Experience Flight who are based at RAF St Mawgan. The flight gave Air Cadets from the Region an opportunity to fly in a Grob Tutor. The Detachment has been run for twenty years by local pilot, Flight Lieutenant Alan Quartly. So far this year, 289 Air Cadets have been flown, they have experienced aerobatics and the handling of the aircraft’s controls .
Hon Gp Capt Vorderman met Air Cadets from Devon and Somerset Wing who were being briefed prior to their flights. After lunch in the T E Lawrence Mess she went on to meet Air Cadets and volunteers who were on their annual camp as they were preparing to use the Laser Tag equipment. Hon Gp Capt Vorderman said: “It’s a beautiful day in Cornwall, as it always is. The Air Cadets and staff are obviously happy to be here. The Air Cadets are very, very excited and perhaps a bit nervous about their first flights, but I understand that!”.
After enjoying a traditional Cornish cream tea with the staff of Plymouth and Cornwall Wing Headquarters, Hon Gp Capt Vorderman departed for Colerne in the Grob Tutor.