Cadets give presentations to visitors about wartime events

AFTER watching two Second World War films, air cadets from 272 (Wisbech) Squadron gave presentations at the town’s RAFA club in front of parents and guests.

The youngsters had watched Reach for the Sky, about war hero Douglas Bader, and The Dambusters, about famous raids using bouncing bombs.

Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Vivien Macrae, was among the visitors to watch the youngsters’ presentations which included old photos and sound effects.

Civilian instructor Laura Nixon explained: “The idea behind the project was for the cadets to watch two different films and find out how close the films were to real life.

“This was also a chance for the cadets to take part in a different side of the cadet organisation, one that a lot of them had not experienced before. The evening was a great success and further presentations on the Falklands and a more in depth look at the Dambusters are planned for the future.”

After the event, Cadet Chloe Garner, 17, said: “It was great to present our findings to the local community and I found out a lot of information.”

272 (Wisbech) Squadron is currently recruiting young people aged 13-17. Come along to one of our parade nights on a Monday or a Thursday night at our Sandyland headquarters, email 272Sqn@BedsCambsWgATC.org or ring 01945 587251 on parade evenings.