Picture gallery: History brought to life on Dunmow air cadets’ flying visit

18:52 30 January 2014

Air Cadets 999 (Dunmow & District) Squadron.

Air Cadets 999 (Dunmow & District) Squadron.


Air cadets were flying high after a historic day out learning about planes used during war.

Twelve air cadets and five staff members from 999 (Dunmow & District) Squadron visited two of the remaining Vulcan bombers – one at Newark Air Museum and the other at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

The cadets were told all about the plane’s cockpit and had a tour of a Wessex helicopter and a Draken fighter jet.

At the airport, the cadets visited the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which maintains and displays the last flying Vulcan.

The group was also given a talk about the Vulcan bomber, ­including its historical importance during the Falklands War and the ongoing maintenance challenges faced by the trust volunteers.


More news stories

Yesterday, 14:15
Stansted Airport, which is a major factor in the organisation's relocation

An international organisation for automotive engineering announced last week that they will be moving their global headquarters to Stansted.

Yesterday, 07:00
Councillor Julie Redfearn speaks to the BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti at Mead Court in Stansted

BBC News presenter Reeta Chakrabarti was in Uttlesford on Tuesday (October 6), filming part of a new series on housing that will be broadcast on the News at Ten in a few weeks time.

Thu, 10:25

The public has been provided with “skewed information” according to Essex Firefighters - ahead of proposed cuts of up to £20million.

Thu, 10:15
Daniel Clifford

Chef Daniel Clifford, owner of the Flitch of Bacon in Great Dunmow, which is expected to reopen next month, has been named as the AA’s Chef’s Chef for 2015.

Digital Edition

Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories