Royal International Air Day

Devon & Somerset Wing Cadets visited RIAT at the weekend.

Some of the cadets and staff from 41F (Taunton & District) Squadron exploring the aircraft on show at RIAT2017 yesterday. By simply asking, they enjoyed private tours of the US Navy P8 Poseidon and the Ukranian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76.

Whilst some Cadets just came for the day, others stayed for a whole week to help set everything up and take it all down again. Every year, the twelve highest-performing RIAT first-timers under 15 years of age are selected for the coveted ‘Red Sparrows’ Award.

Cpl Alex Waldeck 1031(Frome) Sqn was chosen as one of the Red Sparrows at RIAT Camp this year. Here he is being presented with his Hat and T-Shirt by Comdt Air Cadets Air Cdre McCafferty

Red Sparrow