Talbot Village Trust donates to 130 Bournemouth Squadron

Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick, & Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Borthwick and VIP guests with the 130 Bournemouth Squadron Royal Airforce Royal Air Cadets

Caption: Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick, & Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Borthwick and VIP guests with the 130 Bournemouth Squadron Royal Airforce Royal Air Cadets

Bournemouth, Charity | Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 12:27 pm | return to news

Talbot Village Trust backs local air cadets

The RAF Air Cadets 130 Bournemouth Squadron, based at Drill Hall in Bournemouth, has been awarded a £5,000 donation from Talbot Village Trust.

Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick, & Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Borthwick and VIP guests with the 130 Bournemouth Squadron Royal Airforce Royal Air Cadets

Caption: Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Derek Borthwick, & Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Borthwick and VIP guests with the 130 Bournemouth Squadron Royal Airforce Royal Air Cadets

The Air Cadet unit supports young people to get active and learn new skills including flying and gliding through a structured training programme supported by the RAF.

This training programme is community-based and is open to anyone aged between 13-20 years. There are more than 900 squadrons across the country, and the 130 Bournemouth Squadron is the latest to benefit from the installation of a flight simulator, purchased with the funding provided by Talbot Village Trust.

Louise Mulcahy, Chairman of Civilian Committee of 130 Bournemouth Squadron, said, “This grant from Talbot Village Trust has enabled the squadron to fulfill a project that has been in the pipeline for more than five years and took 12 months to build.

“The completion of the flight simulator complements classroom activities and learning for our cadets, by providing a realistic insight into both flying and air traffic control.”

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added, “It was fantastic to be invited along to the opening of the flight simulator and to see first-hand how the squadron’s learning will be enhanced through this new training equipment.

“It is great to see young people come together with the common purpose to serve their community and learn advanced skills that are recognised by the RAF. As a Trust, we are so pleased to have provided the squadron with this support and look forward to seeing how the simulator has helped those wishing to pursue a career in the RAF.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in the autumn of this year. Details can be found on the website.

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