Louth 1228 Air Cadets took a step back in time and were given an insight into how history has shaped the way we react to conflicts around the world today.
The cadets were taken on a visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds and joined other cadets from the Skegness Air Cadet Squadron (1073).
The Air Cadets were very surprised to learn that many of the phrases we use today have actually developed from the historical encounters and military wording.
Many of the cadets learned about history covering the English Civil War, Charge of the Light Brigade and both World Wars.
One of the cadets commented after visiting the Royal Armouries: “I never knew that both Cavaliers and Roundheads came from all walks of life, and backgrounds during the British civil war.”
The Air Cadets offer young individuals, both boys and girls, an extensive range of activities which includes everything from flying, gliding, shooting and adventure training activities, to camping and the opportunity to gain extra qualifications and if they so wish, also have the chance to be part of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.
If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 years old, and are interested in joining the Air Cadets in Louth, or if you want to just find out more about what they do week in, week out then why not come along and visit the squadron during one of their parade nights, they would be happy to see you and give you an insight into what the cadets do.
You can find the squadron in Birch road, off Wallis Road in Louth. They meet twice a week, on Tuesday’s and Friday’s from 6.30pm till 9pm. Or you can call us on (01507) 605918 during parade times.