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Air Cadets sign up for meet-and-greet and end up chatting with very special guest

Air Cadets volunteered for an event featuring a mystery guest and ended up meeting the Prime Minister.

Cadets from 2474 (Cefni) Sqn in No 2 Welsh Wing met PM Rishi Sunak during his visit to RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.

Fg Off Aidan Rae, one of the Service Instructors on the Sqn, said they all enjoyed the experience and were a credit to RAFAC.

“The cadets absolutely loved it, all of them realising that it’s not something that you get to do every day,” said Fg Off Rae.

“The PM chatted to them about their time in the cadets, the experiences they’ve had so far within the organisation and then a little bit of cricket on the end!"

PM Sunak was accompanied by Secretary of State for Wales David TC Davies.

The Prime Minister was keen to learn at first hand more about Valley's important role in training fast jet pilots for the RAF and Royal Navy.  

He was briefed on various charitable and community engagement activities and got to meet the RAF Mountain Rescue Service in this their 80th Anniversary year.

“The fact that we can show off our amazing cadets to someone as high profile as this is brilliant,” said Fg Off Rae.

“All of the cadets represented the organisation fantastically and really showed what we have to offer. They all absolutely held their own when chatting with him, politely and well-mannered and volunteered for the event when all they knew about it was that it was a “meet and greet” with someone.”  

The Prime Minister was also briefed on the significant recent investment in new facilities that will secure jobs and opportunities at Valley for years to come.

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