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TWO members of the Air Training Corps have already enjoyed a thrilling weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo, albeit for very different reasons.

Cadet Warrant Officer Mia Webb (right) from 1046 (Fordhouses) Squadron, a Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for the West Midlands, was one of just two ATC Cadets specially invited to attend last night's RIAT Gala Dinner. She learned that she had been selected last weekend and, once her day's duties were complete, donned her best blues to attend the dinner.

"It was a great honour to be there," Mia said. "I was lucky enough to meet the Chief of the Air Staff and he talked to us for about 10 minutes, while we also met Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Cooper.During dinner I sat next to a former Red Arrows pilot, Andy Robins, so it was a brilliant nightand a real privilege to be there. It's back to work today though as I'm on the comms team!"

Meanwhile Cadet Sergeant Zoe Faith Ramos, from 94 (Feltham) Squadron, has had an incredible few days thanks to teaching herself Korean. It took Zoe just one day to learn the alphabet, after her sister sent her a Korean language book, and it has takenher just three years to pick up the language well enough to converse with the Korean Air Force's very own Black Eagles display team!

She said: "I met the team yesterday and they took me out to the aircraft where I was with all the pilots and the engineers. We chatted, shared jokes and they've christened me their little sister. It was so emotional watching them practise their display and I cried! They've signed my baseball cap and given me a model of their T-50 aircraft and some pin-badges. Best of all though, they all understood my Korean!"

It all goes to show just what hard work and dedication can help you achieve an Air Tattoo never to be forgotten for these two Cadets, that's for sure.

July 7, 2012

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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