Air Vice-Marshal Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group, was a welcome visitor to the Air Cadet Display at the 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival – the biggest free air show in Britain. A large number of people took the opportunity to visit the Air Cadet recruitment and publicity display, which formed part of the RAF “village” and many expressed an interest in joining.
Photo left to right – Wing Commander Vanessa Toth, OC Dorset/Wilts Wing, Cadet Gregg Turner of 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron, Corporal Alf Whitcher of 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron, Corporal Matthew Dancer of 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron, Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group.
Dorset Air Cadets took full advantage of the opportunity to take a close look at the Red Arrows Hawk aircraft when the celebrated display team recently visited Bournemouth. The cadets, specially selected from local squadrons, were also able to talk to members of the ground crew, and get a full explanation of how the Red Arrows manage to provide such a full programme of flying displays throughout the country. At the end of the visit, the cadets were able to get a front row view of the team taking-off for their next display. “Awesome” seemed to sum-up the views of the cadets watching.