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Air Cadet Receives Wings from Former Countdown Presenter

March 24th, 2015

Congratulations to OSH Air Cadet Jack Barr who was presented with his wings by former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman.

17-year-old Jack, who is a boarder in Witley House, attended an Air Cadets flying scholarship course at Tayside Aviation during February half term, flying solo and accumulating 12 hours of flying time.

He received his wings from Carol Vorderman, who is the first female honorary Group Captain Ambassador to the RAF Air Cadets.  After completing an engineering degree at Cambridge in 1978, Carol desperately wanted to join the RAF as a pilot, but at that time they wouldn’t accept women in that position and her career took another route.  However, she finally got her Private Pilot’s Licence in 2013.