Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant pays a flying visit to air cadets

Lichfield’s MP paid a flying visit to a local branch of the air cadets.

Michael Fabricant, who is honorary president of the Mercian 1206 Air Training Corps, spoke to the group and joined in a short service of remembrance to mark Armistice Day.

Michael Fabricant MP meets air cadets in Lichfield

Michael Fabricant MP meets air cadets in Lichfield

“After explaining the work of an MP, I answered questions ranging from how I handle social media, especially Twitter, to which is the most exotic country I have ever visited,” he said. “I also let them into some secrets regarding texts between me and David Cameron regarding twitter!

“Prior to speaking to the Cadets, I received a briefing from their Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Chris Kelly. Among other things I learned is that they are currently seeking a volunteer with some military music experience who can instruct their Corps of Drums. I hope someone might be able to help.

“The one thing I didn’t get to have a go on was their flight simulator. Perhaps next time.”

For anyone wishing to join the Mercian 1206 Air Training Squadron – male and female cadets are accepted from Lichfield and beyond – or wish to volunteer their services can email

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