RAF Marham Hosts Uniformed Services Course

Last month the station played host to a group of 38 students from the Uniformed Services Course from the College of West Anglia, in King’s Lynn and Wisbech and Easton and Otley College from Norwich.

The students who visited the base all had a particular interest in joining the armed services on completion of their studies. On arrival at the base the students were welcomed with a brief introduction detailing the current role of the base before heading off to the station gym for a competitive team building session and an overview on recruitment from the RAF’s Motivational Outreach Team. After lunch the groups headed off to visit 31 Squadron where they received a brief about the Tornado GR4 and it’s capability before moving to a hangar to view the aircraft up close and chat to some of the aircrew about their roles.

The ‘Look at Life’ visits are invaluable to the students as they give them an objective view of service life. RAF Marham works closely with the local colleges to give the students a taste of the atmosphere on a base and experience day to day military life.

Clare Smith, from the Media and Engagements team said, “This is the fourth year we have hosted the Colleges and their students, we have built up a great relationship with the Course Leaders; the feedback we receive from them is extremely positive.”