Great Yarmouth Air Cadets visit RAF helicopter base

The cadet team with the Merlin helicopter piloted by Lt Grimmer. Picture: Flying Officer Timothy Sha

The cadet team with the Merlin helicopter piloted by Lt Grimmer. Picture: Flying Officer Timothy Shand RAFVR(T) - Credit: Archant

Air cadets from Great Yarmouth have visited a RAF base and got up close to a fleet of helicopters.

221 Squadron Great Yarmouth Air Cadets attended a summer camp at RAF Odiham home of Chinook helicopters along with five other squadrons from Norfolk and Suffolk.

Commanding Officer Flt Lt Tracie Cameron, Canon Ron Tuck, Cpl Shaun Turner and Cpl Paige Brady attended the camp.

They enjoyed visits to various sections around the base giving them an insight into RAF life. The cadets got to fly in Chinooks. The cadets also got a visit from a Merlin helicopter piloted by Lieutenant Nick Grimmer of 814 Naval Air Squadron a former air cadet from Yarmouth. If you are 12-17 years old and are interested in the RAF or just want to make new friends and enjoy new experiences visit www.nswingatc.co.uk or call 01493 655136 on a Monday or Wednesday evening.

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