Bournemouth Air Festival 2015


Staff and cadets from 130 (Bournemouth) Squadron, supported by other local units, manned a publicity and recruitment display unit at the recent Bournemouth Air Festival. The Air Cadets section formed part of the RAF Village, which occupied a prime position next to Bournemouth pier.

Despite periods of rain, the show attracted some very large crowds, and there was great interest in Air Cadet activities. All enquiries were recorded and forwarded to the appropriate squadron, and it is hoped that many new staff and cadets will be recruited as a result.

Although the Red Arrows gave their customary immaculate display, the highlight for most of those attending was the final appearance on the South Coast of the Vulcan. After a dramatic display, its departure was greeted with spontaneous applause from the huge crowd.

Air Cadets StandAir Cadet Stand Part of the areana Vulcan in flight

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadet Display at Bournemouth Air Festival

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.

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadets
Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner visits Air Cadets

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.