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Chocks away for charity

15:30 14 March 2014

Members of the Barnstaple squadron air training corps are appealing to people to lend them any flight clothing articles or old RAF uniforms. Pictured from left are ‘Lofty’ Liew, ‘Harry’ Holdsworth, ‘Tiger’ Clark, ‘Razor’ Nicks, and ‘Ginger’ Byrne, all pathfinders of ‘The Red Sparrows’.

Members of the Barnstaple squadron air training corps are appealing to people to lend them any flight clothing articles or old RAF uniforms. Pictured from left are ‘Lofty’ Liew, ‘Harry’ Holdsworth, ‘Tiger’ Clark, ‘Razor’ Nicks, and ‘Ginger’ Byrne, all pathfinders of ‘The Red Sparrows’.

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Help Barnstaple air cadets look sharp for Sports Relief.

AIR cadets taking part in Sport Relief are appealing to Gazette readers to help give them a stylish take-off.

Members of the Barnstaple squadron air training corps will be dressed as RAF pilots past and present during a special triathlon fundraiser on Sunday, March 23.

But the ‘Red Sparrows’ team is asking people to lend them any flight clothing articles or old RAF uniforms to help them complete the look.

Pilot officer Glyn Clark said: “We have a few bits already but could do with borrowing more items such as flight goggles, hats, jackets and flying scarves.

“If any readers are able to help with any such items or sponsor our efforts, please telephone the squadron on 01271 370863 and leave a message, or find ‘1146 (Barnstaple) Squadron Air Training Corps’ on Facebook.”

Cadets and staff from 1146 Squadron will be running a mile in Rock Park, swimming a mile in the pool at the leisure centre and cycling a 4.6-mile historical route around Barnstaple.

“The fancy dress is only to be worn on the dry land part of the mini-triathlon so it won’t get wet,” added Glyn.

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