Dereham cadets take to the sky in military helicopter

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron - Credit: Archant

Air Cadets taking part in a summer camp have been given the opportunity to experience a flight in a military helicopter.

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron - Credit: Archant

The seven cadets from 1249 Dereham Squadron were on camp at RAF Odiham when they were offered the chance to spend 25 minutes flying in a Chinook helicopter.

Cadet Lauryn Neil, who was attending a camp for the first time, said: 'The flight was amazing, I was really nervous at first but once we lifted off and flew out over the airfield it was brilliant.'

Flight Lieutenant Tracey Allan, Commanding Officer of 1249 Squadron, added: 'These camps are always a great opportunity for those cadets who have an interest in joining the Royal Air Force, to see first-hand what life is like for service personnel. Air experience flights are one of the huge bonuses of being an air cadet.'

Dereham Squadron is currently recruiting new cadets. If you are interested you can email the squadron for more information.

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron

Dereham Air Cadets flew in an RAF Chinook during their summer camp. Picture: 1249 Dereham Squadron - Credit: Archant