Air Cadets support Armed Forces Day

Cadets and staff with the WW2 jeep.
Cadets and staff with the WW2 jeep.

On Saturday 29th June cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets supported a community based Armed Forces Day Event held at Blackhall Farm, Harperley, near Crook.

Working in glorious sunshine, the charity event was focused on military nostalgia.

As well as viewing the sites museum, talking to veterans, sampling the 1940’s tearooms and attempting a mini assault course! The highlight for the cadets was viewing an original WW2 Jeep.

The Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Ian Pepper said, “It is important that we mark Armed Forces day, and this year we were honoured to support one of our local communities directly”.

Cadet Lee Peacock (14) said, “As a cadet I have flown in RAF aircraft, hiked mountains and worked on my Duke of Edinburgh’s award, but seeing the jeep was really awesome”.

If you are interested in joining 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets the squadron meets on a Monday and Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm in the Army Reserve Centre, St Andrews Road, Bishop Auckland.

For more information about 2505 Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets follow us on Facebook @2505aircadets or email 2505 at aircadets dot org.

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