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Communication is Key for Cadets Thanks to Funding

Published: 25 Jul 2016

Hundreds of Air Cadets have kept in touch at this year's Air Tattoo after a generous donation from the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT).

Thanks to £11,000 of funding last year, the Air Cadets were able to buy new radios to be used at events, such as the Air Tattoo, to continually keep others up to date on their whereabouts and job progress.

With communication skills being one of the key training aspects in the cadets, they submitted an application for funding in order to replace their old radios which were no longer effective.

Flight Lieutenant Martin Swift, Communications Manager for the Air Cadets, said: "The new radios are fantastic and work beautifully. They are much lighter and the batteries last forever."

He added: "All the cadets enjoy coming to RIAT. It's very busy and we work long days but they absolutely love it."

Around 800 cadets work at RIAT every year, helping with the set up and during the show itself.

“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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