This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadets. As part of the celebration a Torch has been doing a relay around the UK visiting all the Regions from John O’Groats to Lands End. 621 VGS were honoured that Hullavington was chosen for the Torch to be handed over from Dorset and Wiltshire Wing to Bristol and Gloucester Wing within the South West Region.
After a quick photo it was handed over to Alumni Mr Tony Eve a retired Flt Lt and squadron OC along with current cadet CDT Dimond from 1446 (Clevedon) Sqn. The torch spent the next 24 hours visiting squadrons through B&G Wing, before being handed over to Devon and Somerset Wing on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The original plan was for the Venture from the 621 VGS Historic Flight to fly the torch from Hullavington to 3 AEF at Colerne, and for them to fly it on to Gloucester Airport at the North of the wing. However the weather had decided not to play with low cloud hanging across the area all day preventing us achieving the delivery by air. The torch did get airborne briefly in a small gap – just enough for a photo.