Ely Air Cadets had a fantastic VIP day out for the Shuttleworth RAF Centenary Airshow

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Thirteen Air Cadets from Ely Squadron had a fantastic VIP day out at the Old Warden Airfield yesterday for the Shuttleworth RAF Centenary Airshow on Bank Holiday Sunday as guests of BAE Systems.

100 air cadets from Squadrons across the country were invited to take part in a series of STEM -Science Technology Eletronics and Maths activities during the morning in the grounds of Shuttleworth House.

The theme of the morning activities were aviation safety and the 75th Anniversary of Operation Chastise (the Dambusters raid)

Awards for these competitions were presented by members of the board of BAE Systems former Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshall Sir Andrew Pulford, GCB, CBE, ADC and the Engineering Director of the BAe Systems Air Sector Mr Ian Muldowney, MSc FRAeS.

Afterwards the cadets enjoyed lunch and spent the afternoon at the air show as the guests of Shuttleworth. The cadets were treated to flying displays by aircraft flown in RAF service from its formation on the 1st April 1918.
The aircraft ranged from the First World War Avro 504K, on to the Avro Lancaster of the Second World War and right up to the present day with the RAF’s Typhoon FGR4’s first display of the summer.

The air show was a great tribute to the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force and was complimented by excellent weather with sunshine and clear blue skies.

Here are a few images from the day taken by Corporal Liam West, one of 1094’s keen aviation photographers.