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RAF Air Cadets asked to share their memories for anniversary


By Kirsty Brown

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This month marks the 80th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets and the RAF Benevolent Fund has joined forces with the youth organisation to help mark the milestone.

Throughout their 80-year history the air cadets have been inspiring their members to go on to great things, whether that be as part of the Royal Air Force itself or further afield including earning Olympic medals, Oscar nominations, topping the music charts or becoming a NASA astronaut.

Amongst former members who have gone on to become household names for their achievements are Linford Christie OBE, Tom Fletcher, Dr Michael Foale, Rory Underwood MBE and Richard Burton.

Director for fundraising and communications at the RAF Benevolent Fund Mike Straney said: "Throughout the years cadets have played a key role in helping us to be there for the RAF Family, whether that’s raising money, supporting events or helping to raise awareness."

To celebrate this anniversary, the RAF Benevolent Fund has launched an online book collecting memories from former and current members, asking them to share what their time as an air cadet meant to them.

For more information and to share your memories to the book you can visit: rafbf.org/aircadets.

RAF Benevolent Fun are looking forward to hearing everyone's memories from their time in RAF Air Cadets.
RAF Benevolent Fun are looking forward to hearing everyone's memories from their time in RAF Air Cadets.

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