Cadets get a history lesson

Newark Air Museum, cadets get a guided tour of the inside of a Vulcan.
Newark Air Museum, cadets get a guided tour of the inside of a Vulcan.
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Cadets from north Sheffield were given a behind the scenes tour of a collection of rare aircraft at Newark Air Museum.

The cadets, from 370 Squadron, visited RAF Coningsby to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, before heading to the museum, where they were given a guided tour of the inside of a Vulcan.

Squadron commander Flt Lt Paul Stringer said “Visiting the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was a real eye opener, as it gave real gravitas to the battle in 1940. Rather than just seeing photographs of the iconic aircraft, the cadets could actually get up close and personal, getting closer than the public is usually allowed to go, seeing inside the aircraft and hearing stories from the retired RAF member who showed us around. We also got to see the aircrafts being serviced and mainatained.

“At Newark Air Museum, some of our cadets got a guided tour of the inside of a Vulcan.”

Visit organiser Adult Sergeant Ward-Toynton said: “The visit gave the cadets a practical insight into the history of World War Two and the aircraft used. The visit also benefits them in working towards their BTEC in Aviation Studies.”