Air cadets in Lynn have been given a £29,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a two-year project timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF in 2018.
Cadets in 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps, will focus on the airfields of Norfolk and how they related to the RAF
Aided by volunteers, the cadets will gain skills in research, technology and presentation, allowing them to inform other young people via visits, displays and information boards.
This information will be displayed along with fibreglass model aircraft that the cadets will be involved in making.
Working alongside the Heritage Centre at RAF Marham, maps of these airfields, information, and the model aircraft will appear as an educational trail – both as a vehicle trail and as a cycling sportive – therefore getting the information out to as wide a body of people as possible.
Cdt Flight Sgt Jacob Bullock said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund to do this project.
“We are confident the project will support young people to look at their history, be active in the community and help to inform the next generation.
“It will also give something to the local areas by designing this informative and energising trail.”
Commenting on the award, Robyn Llewellyn, head of HLF East of England, said: “Norfolk and the Royal Air Force have a rich and long-standing shared history. We’re delighted that money raised by National Lottery players can support these enthusiastic cadets to engage with their local heritage, learn new skills and capture testimonies to mark next year’s momentous anniversary.”