Air Cadets Ambassador Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman visited the Aerospace Camp at RAF Syerston recently to receive the award from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The celebrity aviator met 300 cadets who had travelled across the country to take part in a week of aviation and engineering themed activities including flying in a Chinook.
Carol Vorderman said: “As Ambassador of the RAF Air Cadets I am delighted to be receiving this award from AOPA in front of the next generation of young aviators at the Air Cadet Aerospace Camp. The Air Cadets is an inspiring youth organisation for 12 to 20 year olds and with the help of adult volunteers deliver fantastic STEM opportunities for young people across the country each year.”
George Dunn the Chairman of AOPA and Martin Robinson who is the AOPA CEO, were at RAF Syerston to present the award. The Lennox-Boyd Trophy which is awarded to a person, club or organisation that has contributed significantly to the furtherance of general aviation, flight training, club flying or piloting standards. George Dunn said: “I can’t think of a more appropriate place to present Carol with this award.”
Carol has been an ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets since 2014.