Oriental trip of a lifetime for York Air Cadet


A cadet from York went on a trip of a lifetime when she was chosen to go on an air cadet exchange to Hong Kong and China.

Flight Sergeant Eryn Davies, aged 18, was one of only nine air cadets from the UK to be selected for the trip.

Eryn, who trains with 110 (City of York) Squadron, said: “I was shocked when I got the news that I would be representing the UK in the international exchange.

“The trip was amazing, we did so many fun and interesting activities. Learning about the culture and getting to know everyone was a highlight.

“I am so grateful for this once in a lifetime opportunity and will never forget the friends I made.”

Every year, the International Air Cadet Exchange Association provides a few lucky cadets with the opportunity to visit other Air Cadet organisations around the world.

To be selected Eryn had to be interviewed by the most senior person in Central and East Yorkshire region, Wing Commander Brian Daniel, on her knowledge of Hong Kong and China and why she should be the best candidate from the wing to be selected for the trip.

Eryn is studying Paramedic science at the University of Hull and hopes to become a paramedic upon leaving university. She is pictured (far right) with fellow cadets, Frances Crestani  from New Zealand, Ciara Sowerby from the Isle of Man, Meg Rowan from Dundee and Eryn Davies.  

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people consider joining the Air Training Corps. Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. To learn more about the Air Training Corps click here. To contact 110 (City Of York) Squadron ATC email [email protected]

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