The ATC 75th Anniversary Torch Relay through the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing will culminate at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, when the Torch will he handed over to South & East Midlands Wing on the 8th August to continue its journey across the country.
But this will be no ordinary handover. The Air Cadets from 198 (Hinckley) and 121 (Nuneaton) Squadrons will quite literally be giving the Torch a Lightning send-off when it completes the last part of its trip across their Wing in the cockpit an English Electric Lightning, one of Britain’s most iconic cold war aircraft.
The Air Cadets will be replacing the awesome power of the Lightning’s two Avon engines as they attempt to pull the aircraft to the point of the handover to the cadets from South & East Midlands Wing.
In a bid to help the cadets to get their backs into it and get the mighty aircraft moving we would ask for your help to encourage them by sponsoring them in the ATC 75 Lightning Pull.
The cadets will soon be bringing home a sponsor sheet and we would hope that you will give them every support and assistance in helping them to get sponsorship for our efforts to raise much needed funds for the Squadron.
As an added incentive to all the cadets to get as much sponsorship as they can for this major Squadron event the cadets who raise the most money in sponsorship will be selected to man the ropes for the ATC 75 Lightning Pull.
The ATC 75 Lightning Pull is taking place thanks to the support of the Bruntingthorpe based Lightning Preservation Group. Lightning photographs by Ray Ball.