2016 was a year of celebration for the Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets as it marked its 75th anniversary. As with a lot of UK organisations, transport plays a big part in their operation and not just from an aviation perspective. In the case of Wellingborough based squadron 378 (Mannock) it’s their minibus that keeps them moving; an essential tool that enables them to carry out core activities such as flying, gliding, adventure training, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, sports and camps.
Following an MOT being carried out, the bus had a long list of advisories which would take time and much needed funds to put right. However, commercial dealer TruckEast offered a helping hand and ensured the vehicle was fully operational.
The Squadron’s Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Phil Warr, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all the team at TruckEast Limited for supporting our unit in this way. As a volunteer youth organisation we are dependent on fundraising and the generosity of local businesses and organisations.
“For Mannock Squadron our minibus is a vital tool that helps us deliver a range of activities and experiences for our cadets. On behalf of the Squadron and the cadets I would like to say a big thank you to TruckEast.”
The RAF Air Cadets aim to promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation whilst providing useful training for civillian life and encourage the spirit of adventure.