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Pupils get up close to Army Apache helicopter

Catmose College pupils in front of the Army Apache helicopter.

Catmose College pupils in front of the Army Apache helicopter.

Pupils at Catmose College were treated to a special visit from an active serving Army Apache helicopter today (Tuesday).

After landing safely on the school’s tennis courts, pupils were given a tour of the aircraft by the pilot, Captain Wilkinson and the Commander, Staff Sgt Wollams.

Cadets from the school were shown around the huge amount of technology on board and asked many questions about the helicopter and military life.

Based at Wattisham Air Field in Suffolk, the helicopter is part of the 663 Squadron of the 3rd Regiment of the Army Air Corps.

The visit had been arranged for the cadets by a member of staff who had served previously in the British Army.

Principal Stuart Williams said: “We are very proud of the work our cadets do within the college, so it was great to be able to offer them the opportunity of not only seeing an Apache aircraft, but to see it flying, then examine it up close and personal.

“Not only did the students get to see the aircraft, they were also able to speak to the pilots and find out more about what it is capable of. A very rare and unique experience indeed.”

 

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