Carre’s Pupils Reach for the Skies

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YJA Radio at RAF CollegeA team of Year 8 Young Journalists from Carre’s Grammar School had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at the prestigious RAF College Cranwell.

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.


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Click below to hear some of the interviews:

Commodore D Stubbs OBE

Wing Commander Keenlyside

Flt Lft Jenkins

Cpl Bolton

SAC Partridge

SAC Small

Flt Lft Libby Richards

W O Belcher






Hithin, Year 8

Carre’s Grammar







2 Responses to Carre’s Pupils Reach for the Skies

  1. admin March 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Well done to all of the Carre’s Grammar School Young Journalists I’ve really enjoyed listening to the podcasts on here and reading your feature.

    I tuned in today to listen to your special programme at 10:30am and that too was excellent.

    Keep up the great work team.

    YJA Managing Editor

    ps. The Carre’s Grammar special behind the scenes of RAF Cranwell can be heard all this week on YJA Radio at 10:30am and 7pm.

  2. K March 26, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Well done Carres grammar sounds like you had a good day!

    Well writen article aswell Hithin