RAF Scampton Heritage Visit
On the 27th August 2019, eight cadets along with four staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went to RAF Scampton to visit the heritage centre. We were able to sit in a Hawk T1, the same aircraft that the red arrows use and what they now fly. We had a look the involvement of the world wars and RAF Scampton’s role in it and how it developed over the years, it was one of the first stations to have the Vulcan bomber and that was in the 1950s.
One of the main things for me was that we visited Wing Commander Gibson office and looked at his involvement with bomber command. He (at the age of 24) was a Wing Commander and in charge of the dambuster Squadron, a fantastic achievement.
I enjoyed looking a the different aircraft in the hanger and being able to sit in them, I especially enjoyed the Red Arrows because it’s something that most people don’t get to do and it’s what one of the most famous aerobatic fly in all around the world and I got the chance to sit in one.
Really want to thank the staff at the Heritage Centre and the Squadron staff who took their time to take us for the day.
By Cdt Liam Heaversage