Television personality and air cadet ambassador, Carol Vorderman, was the guest of honour at RAF Halton’s graduation parade.
As a pilot herself, with two sons who were air cadets and a daughter having just spent four years on a university air squadron learning to fly, Honourary Group Captain Carol Vorderman said she was thrilled to be asked to be a spokeswoman for the organisation.
Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty and the former Countdown star spent time after the parade meeting with the graduating RAF personnel and their families along with Air Cadets on their summer camp at RAF Halton.
Although the air cadets are not a recruitment organisation for the RAF, approximately 50% of the RAF officer intake comprises of former air cadets with around 30% of airmen and airwomen also former cadets and at least half of the Red Arrows.
Chief of the air staff, Sir Andrew Pulford is also a former air cadet along with former 007 actor Timothy Dalton, late actor Richard Burton and actor Robson Green to name but a few.