Action-Packed Day for Cadets at RAF Air Cadets Muster

Posted 22nd June 2023
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Cpl Katie Rogers and Cadet Beth Banham were among 2,000 from across the Midlands to attend the Air Cadets Muster at RAF Benson.

They participated in RAF-related activities, including a journey above the Oxfordshire countryside in an RAF Chinook helicopter.

Several aircraft involved in the Trooping of the Colour flypast in London for King Charles III’s birthday routed over Benson and the cadets were treated to displays by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, F35 Lightning fast jets, RAF training aircraft and Chinook helicopters.

The day culminated with an address to all the cadets present, from Air Marshal Richard Maddison, the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Air Force, followed by a low-level helicopter flypast.

Speaking about the event, Cadet Banham said “it was one of the best experiences of my life”.