Search

Club news: RAF veterans meet 6F (Romford) Air Cadets

10:29 27 February 2013

A cadet checks the record of service book of Cpl Joe Day

A cadet checks the record of service book of Cpl Joe Day

RAF veterans came face-to-face with the next generation during a tour of 6F (Romford) Air Cadets.

The visitors, all of whom were called up in the 1940s and 1950s and spent two to four years in the RAF, had served in trades ranging from fireman to air traffic control.

Commanding Officer Flt Lt Richard Cottam said: “The cadets often see veterans at the Remembrance parades, but this was an opportunity to get to know them better and ask them questions about their time.”

The veterans, some of them former cadets themselves, watched the squadron’s final parade of the evening and saw a new cadet enrolled at the squadron’s London Road base.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

15:04
Locations the Kent earthquake was felt

The 4.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Kent this morning was felt in a ninth floor apartment in Romford.

13:31
Richard Binder from Romford flew to Nepal to help with the rescue efforts. Picture: London Fire Brigade

A firefighter says he was “humbled” by the scene of destruction and the camaraderie he encountered while on a rescue mission in earthquake-hit Nepal.

12:33
Latitude, one of the festivals in our big ticket giveaway. Picture Dan Wilton

We’re giving away a free Summer Festivals Guide with every copy of today’s Recorder.

Kim Merry, provides support for people in our community that have become homeless, maybe on release from prison, maybe with addiction.
Kim with Elliott Carr, Nick Redwood, Tom Robertson, and Nick Overall.

Charity workers are warning of an impending homelessness crisis as new figures reveal Havering Council has drastically missed its housing targets.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder