Award-winning air cadets from Daventry have their heads in the clouds

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Daventry Air cadets have their heads in the clouds after getting to grips with the Vulcan and receiving awards from Wing Commander Stuart Iles.

The seven cadets were lucky enough to get a private tour of the Vulcan at Wellsbourne Airfield and spent time with the team restoring her.

They got to examine parts and spend time in the cockpit learning more about operations.

The cadets enjoyed their visit so much, plans are in place to return in 2016 to join the restoration team as volunteers as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s award work.

Cadet Adams said: “It was fun to see how the cockpit, how it worked and to learn more about how it flew.”

September ended with cadets giving presentations to their parents and VIPS on their year so far. Cadets received certificates from the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing’s Commanding Officer Wing Commander Illes.

He was also on hand to welcome newly enrolled cadets as they took their first step on their air cadet career.

Officer Commanding 497 Daventry Sqn, Flying Officer Chard RAF VR(T) said: “The cadets have worked really hard this year and it was great to see them receive awards and show their parents all the things they have been up to so far this year.

“We still have a busy few months to go too.”

The Daventry Air Cadet unit is recruiting new cadets. If you between 12 and a half (year 8 in school) and 17 years old living in the Daventry area, why not try something different and come along to see what Air cadets get up to.

The Daventry Squadron is based in the cadet centre, Waterloo, Daventry and meet on Mondays and Thursdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.