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YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

Last week, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, YJA were invited to a WW2 Veterans’ Reunion hosted by RAF Scampton, the famous airbase of the Dambusters. I enjoyed the privilege of being able to interview Stan Bradford, who, at the age of 19, had a prominent part to play in World War […]

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VE Day: When schoolchildren were remembered

VE Day: When schoolchildren were remembered

The three Year 5 pupils, who represented YJA this week at a WW2 veteran’s reunion hosted at RAF Scampton, will never forget their experience. Interviewing those who fought in the conflict was a great privilege. If Amelia, Laura and Darcie, all from Heighington Millield Primary Academy, had been schoolchildren in 1946 they would have received […]

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Red Arrows Get New Lick of Paint

Red Arrows Get New Lick of Paint

World famous flight display team the Red Arrows have revealed a new the Union Jack tail design, replacing the old British coloured stripes. It is not the first time they have had a make-over; they were painted last year for their 50th anniversary, the design being the jets leaving a smoke trail of the Union […]

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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 […]