On the 26th and 27th of June 2018, cadets and staff from 231 (Norwich) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets were invited to attend Royal Norfolk show 2018. This is the sixth year that they have been asked to work at the show and is arguably the most celebratory as it is the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force itself.
“At the show, the Rotary club provide a golf buggy taxi service for the elderly and disabled that attend the show; being trained in radio skills our cadets were tasked with providing Rotary club with essential co-ordination and communication support to ensure that everybody attending the show are able to access as much of it is possible. Cadets were also tasked with providing vital support for the show’s main control office allowing clear and consistent communication between show’s senior event staff and emergency services on site.” – Sgt Ramskill RAFAC
To close out the event a sunset ceremony was held both the cadets and staff from 231 (Norwich) Squadron and 1249 (Dereham) Squadron took part in, also in attendance were members of the emergency services, United States Air Force, veterans from different branches of military and current members of the RAF and as well as many other organisations including the Parachute Regiment Band together with the Norwich Pipe Band who led the parade. During the sunset parade an RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft performed a fly past at exactly 19:00. One of the cadets on the parade commented “That was awesome when the tornado flew over.” The whole event was enjoyed by all in attendance and cadets and staff from 231 (Norwich) Squadron hope to be invited back next year.
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