Burnham and Highbridge Air Cadets have begun a recruitment drive to encourage more young people to join the group.

CI Jeff Jackson said: “Due to several of our cadets moving on to further education our number is depleted so we are keen to recruit new members.”

“To join us, recruits need to be 12 years of age and have entered or be due to enter school year 8.”

“We offer a wide range of fun activities and learning experiences. These include gliding, powered flying, adventure training, field craft, ceremonial drill, target rifle shooting first aid and radio operation training.”

“Members have learnt to fly in our flight simulators, competed in sports events, gained BTECs in Public Services and aviation studies, visited RAF stations, and  become leaders – the list is endless!”

If you would like to be a part of this, visit 290 (Burnham and Highbridge) Detached Flight at The Cadet Centre, (entrance drive opposite Cassis Close), Burnham-On-Sea, TA8 1LN.

We meet from 7.30 until 9.45pm on a Thursday evening.