Flying high at Air Cadet Squadron’s recruitment day

2490 Spen Valley Squadron Air Cadets Joshua Dawkins, left, and James Young, right.

2490 Spen Valley Squadron Air Cadets Joshua Dawkins, left, and James Young, right.

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Youngsters who have a passion for the skies are being invited to an Air Cadet squadron’s recruitment day.

The 2490 Spen Valley Squadron is hosting an opening evening at its cadet headquarters in Liversedge on Friday, March 11.

Children aged 12 and older are being invited to attend the recruitment event, which will offer information and advice about the Air Training Corps.

Cadet James Young, 12, of Liversedge, has been a member of the squadron for five months and urged other youngsters interested in the Royal Air Force to consider joining.

James, a pupil at Mirfield Free Grammar School, said: “I joined because I had an interest in the RAF and it looked like something I would enjoy.

“I was a little bit scared when I first joined as I didn’t know anybody but when I got to know people I made friends instantly.”

His fellow cadet and Whitcliffe Mount School pupil Joshua Dawkins has been a member of the squadron for nine months after finding out about the group on Facebook.

Joshua, 12, now takes part in team-building and camouflage-themed events with the squadron and is preparing for his first air experience flight in a Grob Tutor Aircraft.

The squadron’s recruitment event takes place on Friday, March 11 at 7.30pm.

It will be held at the cadet’s headquarters, in Bradford Road, Liversedge.

Parents can also attend the evening with their children.

Click here for more information or contact 01274 874701

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