Diss air cadets get Sea King flight treat
Air cadets in Diss were treated to a flight in a search and rescue helicopter as a reward for their hard work in 2011.
Fourteen cadets from 1070 (Diss) Squadron, were treated to the flight thanks to 22 Squadron, Search and Rescue, based at Wattisham airfield.
The cadets spent the morning of Sunday, December 11 being shown around the Sea King helicopter and watching safety brief before splitting into three groups and being flown up and around the Diss area on a 20 minute flight.
Cdt Alice Cater, 16, said 'This was my first time in an aircraft and for it to be in a Sea King helicopter was just amazing, far better than a flight to Spain! All the crew were so friendly, we did ask if they had met Prince William, but they were keeping quiet on that one.'
Civilian instructor Felix Oliver was also able to enjoy one of the flights. He added: 'It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To see the look of sheer joy on these young people's faces was just brilliant.'
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Diss Air Cadets parade every Tuesday and Thursday, at the Drill Hall, Sunnyside, Diss from 7pm until 9.30pm. For more information, visit www.1070diss.co.uk
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