Rotary gift to Oldham Air Cadets

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 26 November 2019

Oldham Air Cadets from 2200 (Oldham) Squadron ATC are flying high after visiting Saddleworth Rotary club.

Because the dedicated team received a £250 donation  to replace their existing radios which have been in service for 22 years.

Over the years saddleworth Rotary and the ATC have worked together on various public events, including the high profile  Wellifest and the Saddleworth Show.  

The help the officers and cadets provide over the two day event is invaluable, so it was great pleasure for Rotary to help support an organisation that helps young people to develop their confidence and personal skills.

Oldham Air Cadets currently has 38 cadets from all communities from Oldham, Royton and Saddleworth.  They take young people from 12 years and can offer a three year BTEC training in Aviation Studies which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.  

They also offer other activities such as advanced flight simulators as well as the opportunity to actually fly.

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