Lions meet Avengers
The Lions Club of St Austell, Cornwall was given an insight into the world of Naval Aviation when they stepped ‘onboard’ Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.
Following a tour of the Air Station, the 14 Lions enjoyed a visit to 750 Naval Air Squadron, the home of Royal Naval Observer training, and were able to get inside the ‘flying classrooms’ at Culdrose – the King Air Avenger aircraft.
During their visit, the Lions were also introduced to the skills that trainee Observers learn whilst at Culdrose; airmanship, navigation and radar analysis. The training at 750 Squadron forms the basis for their advanced specialist training in their future specific role on different military aircraft. As well as learning about ‘in air’ training, the Lions also had a demonstration of the ‘Tactical Mission Simulator’ which trainees use whilst they taught navigation on the ground.
Mr Brian Lewis of Babcock International, who provide engineering support to 750 Squadron, hosted the visit. Brian said: “This was an important opportunity to highlight the multiple roles that Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose undertakes. It also helps to foster relationships with local people.”
Lion Bob Moore said: “The Lions Club of St. Austell members thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and much appreciated the welcome, hospitality and friendliness shown to us by all the Service Personnel of 750 Squadron involved, particularly Lieutenant Commander Chris Barber. Many thanks!”