4 , 2013
air cadets train with RAF rescue helicopter crew
air cadets from Burnham-On-Sea took to the skies on Sunday (November
3rd) during a day of training with RAF Search and Rescue.
dozen cadets travelled to Chivenor in Devon where they met the
RAF crew that operates the life-saving helicopter before joining
them in a training session.
Jackson, CI 290 Sqn Detachment, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A
party of 12 cadets and two staff from Burnham's 290 Squadron ATC
spent a thrilling morning practising winching operations with
C Flight No 22 Squadron Search and Rescue based at Chivenor."
on board they were also treated to a half-hour flight along the
Devon coastline before returning to Chivenor."
group meets every Thursday evening at 7.30pm-9.45pm and provides
a wide range of activities, varying from adventure and leadership
training, to gliding.
interested in joining should visit the unit, located in Highbridge
Road (opposite the entrance to the Sea Cadets access road in Cassis
Close) or call 01934 647805 or 01278 781409 during these times.