Published 14 February 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge, Honorary Air Commandant, visits a RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with local Air Cadets.

The Duchess was introduced to air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps, who are currerntly taking part in a half-term skills development camp.

The week acts as an initial “camp experience” for cadets who are in their first six months of membership. Her Royal Highness joined personal development training session, before taking the chance to fly a flight simulator.

The RAF Air Cadets is made up of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF). It promotes a practical interest in aviation among both young men and women, providing training and encouraging the development of life skills including leadership and teamwork.

The organisation currently comprises 41,000 air cadets aged 12-19, and 15,000 adult volunteers across the UK and abroad. This was The Duchess’s third visit to the RAF Air Cadets since The Duke of Edinburgh passed his Patronage to The Duchess, after 63 years serving as Air Commodore-in-Chief.