With their season now underway, RAF Falcons enthralled the pupils and staff of Faringdon Community College with their new 60th Anniversary display.
Jumping into the schools playing fields, the pupils saw first-hand the new dynamic display. For one pupil, Ellie, this was an extra special occasion, her grandfather was part of the RAF Falcons 1974 Display Team.
Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce, Officer Commanding RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team said:
“It was a pleasure to display at Faringdon College today in front of an enthusiastic crowd of pupils and staff. It’s really important for us, the Falcons, and for RAF Brize Norton to maintain relationships between ourselves and the community through conducting local engagement displays such as these. We hope everyone that saw the display in Faringdon enjoyed our new 60th Anniversary display”
Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce
RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
Since its formation in 1961, the Royal Air Force Falcons Parachute Display Team has delighted crowds throughout the UK and across Europe.
Sergeant Doug McAll, First Year Falcon, said:
“It was an absolute pleasure to be able to display for the pupils and staff at Faringdon Community College. We, as a team, feel privileged to demonstrate the adaptability and professionalism of the Falcons and hope that everyone who watched enjoyed our new 60th Anniversary display. Being able to engage with the local community is a highlight of our job and we always welcome the opportunity to speak with the public.”
Sergeant Doug McAll
First Year Falcon
The new routine is a combination of numerous precise manoeuvres, designed to decorate the skies and captivate all audience members.
Tina Belcher, Careers Advisor, Faringdon Community College said:
“It’s really nice to be doing something exciting. COVID has put so many restrictions on us all here at the college. For the pupils and staff, it has been an extremely difficult time and this has given us all something to look forward to and enjoy.”
Faringdon Community College
The parachutists you see in the sky are supported by highly dedicated and equally skilled team from RAF; although not visible during displays, they are paramount to the success of the RAF Falcons. It really is a Team Effort.