Public Services and Sport Science Students join RAF for a day

A group of students who are studying Public Services and Sport Science at Bridgwater & Taunton College were given first-hand experience of working on a working airbase, RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Keelan Gunningham standing in front of the strategic transport aircraft

Each of the students had previously expressed an interest in joining the RAF as officers. They met serving RAF officers and were given the opportunity to ask them questions about their various job roles. Student, Keelan Gunningham is very interested in the role of Logistics Officer and found the tour of the airbase extremely interesting.

Students boarding the C-17A Globemaster III from 99. Squadron RAF

Squadron Leader, Jacqueline Millard Smith said,

“Days like these offer an exceptional experience for students, and we hope to be able to offer more opportunities like it in the future.” 

Ruth Burrows, Lecturer in Sport and Public Services at Bridgwater & Taunton College added,

“Our students were very lucky to have been invited to RAF Brize Norton. It was a unique insight into the working life of Officers in the RAF. We had a fascinating day which was so well organised; the students came back buzzing and full of enthusiasm.”

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