Air cadets to create prototype which may be adopted by RAF

PUBLISHED: 11:11 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 12 April 2018

The air cadets will find out if they win at a national show in September.

The air cadets will find out if they win at a national show in September.


Air cadets from North Somerset have reached the final of a national competition.

The team from 2494 (Portishead) Squadron ATC are through to compete in the UK’s RAF engineering competition.

The group – made up of Corporal Max Neath, Corporal Oliver Gurney and Cadets Josh Gwynn, Harri Battista, Joe Sands, James Drury – had been waiting since October to find out if they had qualified.

But they have now received the good news.

The team from Portishead air cadets chose to design a project around the information age, and designed a social network based aid assessment system.

As one of only 19 youth finalists from across the country, they will now be assigned an industry mentor and be given a grant of £3,000 in order to develop their idea into a prototype ready for the final at the RAF Duxford Air Show in September, where one proposal will be selected and taken forward into development by the RAF.

The air cadets is open to children aged eight to 16, and for more details email Flight Lieutenant Dawn Adam at

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