Uniformed Services Courses visit Marham

LOCAL COLLAGES @ 2620
Students attending the Uniformed Services Course at the College of West Anglia and Easton College visited the base last week to encounter life in the RAF.

The visit was designed to provide the students, who are all looking for a career in the Armed Forces, with a ‘hands-on’ experience.

IX (B) Squadron hosted the students during a look around a Tornado GR4, providing a briefing and taking questions from the students about life as fast jet aircrew. After a working lunch and a brief from 2620 (County of Norfolk) Sqn, the RAF Regiment Reservist Squadron it was time to try the obstacle course. The students were divided into groups and tackled the challenge head on, demonstrating teamwork, determination and overcoming some personal challenges. Both the tutors and students agreed that they had had a very interesting and insightful day.

Easton College, Uniformed Services Course tutor, Richard West said: “It was a great opportunity for the students to discover the real day to day operational activities of a fully functional Royal Air Force Station. It allowed them to see, in practice, how RAF personnel work and the variety of rewarding career opportunities available to them, both whole time and reserve service. The public service students at Easton cover much of the theory related to the activities of our public services through units such as Command and Control, the Impact of War and Terrorism and Fitness Testing and Training. We can reinforce and accentuate their learning through contact and relationships with the public services themselves.”

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