Duchess of Cambridge to Visit RAF Air Cadets

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will visit an RAF base in Cambridgeshire on 14 February to meet with local air cadets.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George look at RAF Red Arrows during a visit to The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016. Photo credit: Press Association



Tuesday 14th February, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with local air cadets. Her Royal Highness became Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation, in December 2015.

The Duchess will be introduced to air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps, who are taking part in a half-term skills development camp. The week acts as an initial “camp experience” for cadets who are in their first six months of membership.

Her Royal Highness will join the cadets as they view a Tutor aircraft, and participate in a personal development training session, The Duchess will also have the chance to fly a flight simulator while there.

The RAF Air Cadets is made up of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF). It promotes a practical interest in aviation among both young men and women, providing training and encouraging the development of life skills including leadership and teamwork. The organisation currently comprises 41,000 air cadets aged 12-19, and 15,000 adult volunteers across the UK and abroad.

This will be The Duchess’s third visit to the RAF Air Cadets since The Duke of Edinburgh passed his Patronage to The Duchess, after 63 years serving as Air Commodore-in-Chief.

For more information on the Air Cadets, please visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/

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