Two March air cadets preparing to travel 4,500 miles to the Ascension Island

14:27 11 February 2014

Ascension Island

Ascension Island


Two members of 1220 (March) Squadron Air Cadets are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime.

Cadet Sergeant Alex MacRae and Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Burnham will form part of a team of cadets and staff from across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire who will travel 4,500 miles to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The cadets will fly from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to the island, which was used by the British military during the Falklands War and is still used by the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force today.

While on the island, they will hillwalk, carry out project work with a school and support local wildlife.

Cadets will also learn more about the role of the Royal Air Force in the South Atlantic.

Cadet Sergeant Alex MacRae said “I am really looking forward to going to Ascension Island. It is a unique opportunity which is only possible through the Air Cadet Organisation.”

For more information on 1220, go to


More news stories

Yesterday, 15:04
Cllr Peter Topping

The Conservative Party has narrowed its search for a police commissioner candidate for Cambridgeshire to just three – a list that includes a former Hong Kong police officer and a Metropolitan police detective.

Yesterday, 13:34
RSPCA appeal for witnesses after Alfie was dragged behind a car or thown from one

An affectionate four year old crossbreed dog is beginning to heal after he suffered what vets said are “shocking wounds” from either being dragged behind a car or thrown out of a moving vehicle.

Yesterday, 13:29
Les Miserables at the Angles Theatre

The Angles Theatre held three successful ‘Les Miserables’ audition workshops last week - but they are still looking to fill a number of male roles.

Yesterday, 15:50
Getting back to work just got easier thanks to thousands of pounds in grant funding for Fenland

Thousands of pounds has been invested in charities and social enterprises to help people get the skills they need to return to work.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition