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RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Three

RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Three

Towards the end of term, The Young Journalist Academy (YJA) was invited to RAF College Cranwell to report on a special event entitled ‘Women and Careers in the Royal Air Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Ellen Lavelle, a second year undergraduate at Warwick University, was YJA’s representative and has filed a series of articles based […]

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RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Two

RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Two

Towards the end of term, The Young Journalist Academy (YJA) was invited to RAF College Cranwell to report on a special event entitled ‘Women and Careers in the Royal Air Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Ellen Lavelle, a second year undergraduate at Warwick University, was YJA’s representative and has filed a series of articles based […]

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RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part One

RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part One

Towards the end of term, The Young Journalist Academy (YJA) was invited to RAF College Cranwell to report on a special event entitled ‘Women and Careers in the Royal Air Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Ellen Lavelle, a second year undergraduate at Warwick University, was YJA’s representative and has filed a series of articles based […]

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Curse of the Gremlin!

Curse of the Gremlin!

They are devil fiction creatures, the author Roald Dahl during the war wrote a book about them in 1943. Later Walt Disney made a cartoon book based on Dahl’s characters, increasing their fame. Bomber crews during World War 2 used often used them as mascots and if an aircraft crashed or got shot they were […]

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YJA in a Dogfight!

YJA in a Dogfight!

Travelled to Shropshire with Heighington Primary today, to visit The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Situated next to an active airfield, it boasts to be the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free. There’s lots of information on the Cold War and the museum has […]

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New Aviation Heritage Attraction for Lincolnshire

New Aviation Heritage Attraction for Lincolnshire

RAF College, Cranwell has opened its Heritage & Ethos Centre and hopes that people from all over the world will visit the new museum

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Pupils ‘take control’ at RAF base

Pupils ‘take control’ at RAF base

Pupils from a Lincolnshire school have visited one of the country’s oldest air force bases to see what life was like in times of great conflict. Heighington Millfield Primary Academy sent their Year 5 and 6s on a mission to explore RAF Digby’s museum. The base was first opened on 28th March 1918 and has […]

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Pupils experience life in WW2

Pupils experience life in WW2

Year 5/6 pupils from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy experienced the reality of life in World War 2 when they visited Thorpe Visitor Centre. It soon became obvious to the youngsters that this period in the country’s history was often sinister and, at times, quite scary for those who lived through it. Air raid shelters were […]

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Famous Air Base Hosts STEM Event

Famous Air Base Hosts STEM Event

Last Tuesday was a proud day for Wing Commander Mike Harrop, when RAF Scampton hosted a STEM day. The event highlighted the job opportunities for engineers, scientists and, with Scampton being the base for the famous Red Arrows, pilots! Mike is the Station Commander at RAF Scampton, which proved to be an amazing venue for […]

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Professor Brian Cox thinks there may be life on Mars!

Professor Brian Cox thinks there may be life on Mars!

On Mars there is a very big chance that there are living things, according to Professor Brian Cox OBE, who was at RAF Scampton this week. The well known physicist and former musician was a speaker at a STEM event hosted at the famous RAF airbase. “One of the biggest questions is: are we alone? There is […]