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Lichfield MP impressed with high-flying air cadets

Air cadets have been paid a flying visit by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant

Mr Fabricant met the officers and cadets of the Air Training Corps at their HQ in Cherry Orchard. The 1206 (Mercian) Squadron ATC in Lichfield currently has around 40 cadets, but are seeking around 15 more together with adult volunteers.

Michael Fabricant MP meets air cadets in Lichfield

Michael Fabricant MP meets air cadets in Lichfield

And the Conservative MP is keep to support the group. He said:

“From the age of 13 onwards, cadets have the opportunity of flying powered aircraft and gliders, shooting, and taking part in sport and community service. Many have won their Duke of Edinburgh Awards through ATC membership.

“I very much enjoyed seeing some of the activities of the cadets. I had a go on a flight simulator though, sadly, I failed in my mission to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Afterwards, we had a general question and answer session with some probing questions from the cadets about politics.

“Mostly, I was hugely impressed with the self-discipline of the young cadets who looked as if they would grow into being very fine adults. They meet twice a week in the evenings and I recommend them to any young people interested in flying and community activity.”

Anyone interested in joining should email or telephone Flt Lieutenant Chris Kelly on 07968 009 451

Photograph shows Michael with some of the Cadets including Cadet Kamil Harris (aged 14) from Burntwood showing his Cadet ID Card and Record of Service.

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