Working hard for Wings

SUPPORT Air Training Corps cadets helped raise �800 for the RAFA Wings appeal
SUPPORT Air Training Corps cadets helped raise �800 for the RAFA Wings appeal
Detectorist Chris Belcher-Banes with the dog tag lost over 70 years ago during World War II that he found buried in a field Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency
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AIR cadets have raised more than £800 for a charity close to their hearts.

The group of 13 to 16-year-olds from the Fareham 1350 air training squadron, based in Titchfield, fundraised the Royal Air Force Association’s Wings appeal, which supports air force veterans and their families.

Civilian instructor Lisa Hunt, 46, of Stubbington, said the cadets had gathered donations in Fareham’s West Street.

She said: ‘It was a long day but they worked hard and did really well.

‘We do a lot of things for charity, and so this time it was nice to do something that was more related to ourselves.

‘And it’s quite poignant at the moment with all the wars going on in the world.’

The cadets were joined by Royal Air Force veteran Barry Furness, of Fareham, who works for the Wings appeal.

Ms Hunt said the squadron was now looking forward to a Remembrance Day ceremony to be held at the Fareham War Memorial at the junction of West Street and Trinity Street on November 9.