Two March air cadets preparing to travel 4,500 miles to the Ascension Island

PUBLISHED: 14:27 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:27 11 February 2014

Ascension Island

Ascension Island

Archant

Two members of 1220 (March) Squadron Air Cadets are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime.

Cadet Sergeant Alex MacRae and Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Burnham will form part of a team of cadets and staff from across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire who will travel 4,500 miles to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The cadets will fly from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to the island, which was used by the British military during the Falklands War and is still used by the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force today.

While on the island, they will hillwalk, carry out project work with a school and support local wildlife.

Cadets will also learn more about the role of the Royal Air Force in the South Atlantic.

Cadet Sergeant Alex MacRae said “I am really looking forward to going to Ascension Island. It is a unique opportunity which is only possible through the Air Cadet Organisation.”

For more information on 1220, go to 1220atc.org.uk

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:09

A March GP and his wife who run a medical relief charity have been kidnapped in Nigeria.

Yesterday, 07:41

Gamblers in the four market towns in Fenland lose on average £7,000 a day to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) says a campaign group for fairer gambling.

Yesterday, 10:04

Recovery work is under way today after a 44 tonne lorry veered into a West Norfolk river.

Fri, 22:12

A shock revelation that a £16 million improvement to the Guyhirn roundabout could be pushed back by at least two years has angered Mayor James Palmer.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter