THE cadets came second at the Thames Valley wing’s activity day with their diorama depicting a
THE cadets came second at the Thames Valley wing’s activity day with their diorama depicting a casualty evacuation helicopter landing site at a mobile army surgical hospital.
This was the squadron’s first attempt at entering a diorama for many years.
The base was made of 2in polystyrene insulation sheets and the backdrop was a tinted photograph of the tented hospital site. A Revell Bell H-13 helicopter 1/35 model and stretcher bearers provided the aviation theme (this year’s competition setting was the Korean War).
Cadets and adult staff contributed to the building with painting, model-making and by providing information panels and electronics that made up the diorama.
Inside the model was a sound system belting out the theme of the TV show
M.A.S.H, the sound of a helicopter approaching and Radar’s announcement that, sadly, tonight’s war department movie
How To Lead A Good, Clean Life had been cancelled.
Along with 25 other squadrons, Henley took part in other activities, including aviation art, photography and modelling, archery, drill, first aid, radio and map making.
To take part in these activities and to have the opportunity to glide and fly in a training aircraft, visit 447 Squadron at www.447atc.org