Last week our CCF cadets were visited by Lt Col Dufton, Head of the Helicopter Pilot Training School, for their annual inspection and dinner. He arrived in style by helicopter with three further pilots to inspect and support the CCF programme, and many of our junior school and RAF section enjoyed a personal tour of the aircraft. Following parade, each section split into their activities, with Lt Col Dufton working closely with the cadets to investigate why they decided to take part in CCF and hear their opinions on the programme at Giggleswick.
He commented on how delighted he was to see so many cadets on parade, and to see such quality leadership and involvement from everyone in the contingent. He was so impressed, that he has invited Giggleswick to visit his flight school for an opportunity to explore more aircraft and simulators, and to learn more about the roles of helicopters in the armed services. The CCF dinner was held later that evening where cadets were able to chat with Lt Col Dufton over tea.