20 July 2017
RAF Lossiemouth hosts Air Cadets STEM training with special visitor Hon Grp Capt Carol Vorderman.
For the first time in Scotland, Air Cadets from both Scotland and Northern Ireland converged on the Highland region to attend a very busy week of a Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training. The course was run by the RAF Youth & Diversity team based at RAF Cranwell.
RAF Lossiemouth played host to the cadets and took them through their paces a part of which was a Glider Build Project with the Smallpeice Trust. This glider build project laid the foundations for the cadets to work towards achieving a British Science Association CREST Award and an Industrial Cadet Awards both at Silver Level. This is no mean feat in a 5 day residential.
A special guest also flew in to support the event! Thank you to Hon Group Captain Carol Vorderman, who was the First Female Honorary Ambassador for RAF Air Cadets. Carol spent some time discussing the projects with the cadets and later attended the Final Showcase at the base. Carol has long been associated with RAF linked charities including the Royal Air Forces Association, the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Squadron Leader Paul Harrap from the Royal Air Force Youth and Diversity Team said “Our aim is to inspire and engage the next generation and highlight the opportunities that STEM qualifications and STEM Careers can provide. We have had a fantastic day and we look forward to visiting again next year.”