Cadets take helicopter flight

Sandy Air Cadets -  Presentation being made by 22 Sqn RAF B Flt Commander, Sqn Ldr Jon Hill to OC 22 (Sandy) Squadron, Flt Lt Brian Storey RAFVR(T).
Sandy Air Cadets - Presentation being made by 22 Sqn RAF B Flt Commander, Sqn Ldr Jon Hill to OC 22 (Sandy) Squadron, Flt Lt Brian Storey RAFVR(T).

Air Cadets had the chance to fly with 22 Squadron RAF, who share an affiliation with the 22 (Sandy) Squadron.

Six cadets from the squadron were invited to fly in a Sea King helicopter, being operated by B Flight of 22 Squadron based at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk, where they provide search and rescue cover.

The cadets were shown around one of the helicopters that have before a safety briefing and being kitted out for the flight.

22 Squadron RAF celebrate their 100th anniversary this year and will be the final year that they will be providing search and rescue flights in the UK.

22 Squadron RAF B Flight Commander, Squadron Leader Jon Hill, used the opportunity to present to Sandy Squadron with a painting of a Wessex helicopter and to return a glass painting of both our Squadron crests, which was gifted to them a decade ago.

Flight Lieutenant Brian Storey RAFVR(T), Officer Commanding 22 (Sandy) Squadron, said: “We’re very grateful to be invited for our cadets to some of the last to fly in the aircraft, and for the presentation of the two pictures, which we look forward to displaying them at our Squadron.”

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