Carre’s Pupils Reach for the Skies
Keen to know more about RAF, they met up with air traffic controllers, recruiters, trainers, pilots, reservists and physical training instructors. The highlight was meeting Air Commodore David Stubbs OBE, who found time in his busy schedule to show the journalists around the college and share some of his RAF experiences.
The team was impressed by the sheer magnificence and rich heritage of the college hall and the various other sections they visited.
This historic college itself began in 1919 and is the oldest air college in the world. Cranwell has many famous graduates: Sir Frank Whittle, the father of jet propulsion and even royalty with the HRH Duke of Cambridge and the HRH Prince of Wales attending the college as well.
One pupil said: “ It has been an honour being invited to such an amazing place and I also had a great time interviewing people, especially the Commandant himself.”
Over the decades, the college has trained thousands of hardworking cadets and continues to produce successful RAF personnel.
Click below to hear some of the interviews:
Hithin, Year 8