Red Arrows return to High Wycombe

The Air Cadets from 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron received a special visit from Wing Commander Neil Fraser, Officer Commanding the Red Arrows.

As well as being in charge of the Red Arrows, Wing Commander Neil Fraser is a former Air Cadet at 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron. He talked about his experience as a cadet and how he progressed to becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force. His presentation included how the Red Arrows was formed, how they perfect their formations and highlighted the various roles the Red Arrows plays at home and aboard. The cadets asked many questions about the Red Arrows and the Royal Air Force itself. Wing Commander Fraser was happy to chat to the cadets afterward and had photos taken with many of them. It was a truly inspiring evening for 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron.

“When we found out that Wing Commander Fraser was visiting we were surprised and excited. It’s not every day you have such an amazing visitor on a parade night. He gave a really interesting presentation on the history of the red arrows, as well as showing us some awesome videos. I would love to be one of the ‘circus engineers’ for the red arrows – I’d really like my own aircraft to look after and to travel the world with the Reds” – Cdt Cpl Matthew Goff

Flight Lieutenant Pamela McCarthy, Officer Commanding 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron said “I am very grateful that Wing Commander Neil Fraser took time out of his busy schedule to come back to his old Squadron. As his formative years mirror that of our current cadets he sets a fantastic example of both how a passion for and career in aviation can evolve from being an Air Cadet and more generally how with hard work and dedication a young person from High Wycombe can rise to the top of their chosen career. On behalf of everyone at 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron I would like to wish the Red Arrows Team all the best for 2014 season. We are all looking forward to seeing them in action in the summer.