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East Mids UAS Provides Warm Welcome on Trust Stand

Published: 04 Aug 2016

Members of the East Midlands Universities' Air Squadron (EMUAS) based in Beeston, Nottingham, welcomed visitors to the Techno Zone at the Royal International Air Tattoo. 

Christopher Barnes, Officer Cadet with EMUAS, said, "This weekend we've been working on the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) stand to promote the Trust and explain to the members of the public what the Charitable Trust does for serving personnel."

Also acting as 'front of house' for the Techno Zone, the Cadets worked hard to greet the public and provide information to visitors. Describing the days as "long but fun", Christopher explained that the EMUAS team also helped to collect charitable donations at exit points as visitors left the site. 

Later in July, EMUAS members will take part in a challenge to cycle 760km in 10 days to raise money for the Jon Egging Trust. A grant of £7,000 from RAFCT enabled them to purchase 10 new road bikes to complete the challenge.   

The Techno Zone has won critical acclaim for bringing STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to life through a range of interactive and engaging activities designed to inspire young people.

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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