Henley Air Cadets Shine at the Henley Women’s Regatta

Henley Air Cadets were once again on hand to help at the Henley Women’s Regatta 2017.  Eight cadets and 3 members of staff braved extremely hot conditions over two days to fulfil stake boat duties and welcome VIP’s to the prestigious event.

Mayor’s Cadet, Harry Ellis, working alongside Cadet Lexus Whitehouse, welcomed VIP’s on Saturday and Squadron Commander Flight Lieutenant Tim Keating carried out the same duty on Sunday.  Civilian Instructors Alex Hearn-Phillips and Jamie Bull with Cadet Flight Sergeant Jade Swinton and Cadets Ellis, Whitehouse, Betts, Kircher, Honor, Martin and Davis carried out stake boat duties over the two days.

Their hard work was rewarded with a flypast by a Spitfire and Hurricane on day one and a second Spitfire flypast on day two.  The cadets really enjoyed being part of the spectacle and relished the opportunity to demonstrate to the Henley general public, exactly why they are very often the first choice for assistance as Henley events.

On Monday 26th June, Henley Air Cadets are holding an Open Evening event at their Headquarters in Friday Street and we look forward to welcoming young people (and parents) who are interested in flying and Adventurous Training. This will be an opportunity to look around the squadron and see the facilities on offer, try out our new flight simulator and even have your photograph taken in our Jet Provost cockpit!  There will be demonstrations of drill and a presentation about the years events by cadets.

The cadets will be inspected by Henley’s Mayor, Councillor Kellie Hinton and Wing Commander Chris Fisher OBE.  Refreshments will be available throughout the evening and the whole event will finish with an informal ‘fork supper’ for all visitors in the cadet crew room.  If you are interested in coming then please arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 pm on Monday 26th June.

RAF Air Cadets is a uniformed youth organisation for young people aged between 12 and 20 years of age (joining age 12 to 16).