DEVON & SOMERSET AIR CADETS VISIT YEOVILTON INTERNATIONAL AIR DAY
Air Cadets and volunteer staff from Devon & Somerset Wing have spent a day at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton watching the international air display which is held there annually. Many of the cadets also helped out at the event by selling air day programmes, helping to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
This year’s highlights at the show included the famous RAF Red Arrows, and a display of two Spanish Navy Harriers, an aircraft type not seen at RNAS Yeovilton for several years.
The air cadets also saw an impressive display given by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which consisted of a Spitfire, Hurricane and of course the Lancaster Bomber. Those wishing to sharpen up their aircraft recognition skills were also able to see some rare aircraft types amongst the static ground displays.
Many of the air cadets went aboard a US Air Force C17 Boeing Globemaster transport aircraft which was visiting the show. The RAF also operates this aircraft type in the strategic transport role.
The air show concluded with its trade mark Commando assault, demonstrating the abilities of several aircraft types when supporting ground operations.
A great time was had by the cadets and staff who plan to visit the event again next year.