1181 Squadron Cadet at RAF Cranwell.

The photograph above supplied by 1181 squadron shows Sgt Andrew Norman at the controls.

From 13th to 15th February I was selected to take part in RAF Non-Commissioned Aircrew work experience at RAF College Cranwell. There were 12 cadets selected from all over the UK to attend this experience. During the first day, we had a tour around the main RAF College building where we were informed of the building’s history and looked around the memorabilia on display. We then took part in a physical fitness test, visited the safety section and the crewman-training centre. On the next day we had a visit out to RAF Waddington and whilst on the base we visited No 54(R) Squadron and No 8 Squadron to see the E-3D Sentry AEW1. Then we visited No 5 Squadron to visit the Sentinel R1 aircraft. This was a very enjoyable experience and I would recommend it to anyone as it can give a really good insight to RAF life and the jobs that you can do.
Sgt Andrew Norman
(16 yrs old)

1181 Squadron meet on a Monday and Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.30pm and are based in the ATC hut in the grounds of Wreake Valley College. We are actively recruit new members and any interested parties should contact Flying Officer Kenyon on [email protected]