Category: RAF Air Cadets

Week In Review: July 09, 2023 – July 15, 2023

This week the Princess of Wales had two public engagements. They are highlighted below.

On July 14, 2023, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) with their three children at RAF Fairford. Prince William served with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force for over three years, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey. He is currently the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Coningsby. Princess Catherine also holds an honorary position as Air Commodore of the Air Cadets. In 2015, Catherine took over as Patron of The Air Cadet Organization from The Duke of Edinburgh, marking her first royal role with an official link to the armed forces.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show. The event benefits The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, which supports the air force and engages young people in aviation. During the visit, the Princess met with cadets in the Techno Zone, which aims to inspire young people to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math and consider careers in engineering, aviation, and aerospace. She also met with the winners of the Road to RIAT competition, which challenged students from 300 schools across the U.K. to design a sustainable aircraft for the future of the RAF.

The family also toured the C-17 Globemaster III, the aircraft that flew Queen Elizabeth’s body back to London following her death in Scotland in September 2022.

On July 15, 2023, The Princess of Wales attended Wimbledon for the Women’s Singles Final, where Czech Marketa Vondrousova took on Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Before taking her seat in the Royal Box, Catherine met with individuals who had various roles throughout Wimbledon. The princess also met representatives from the British Army, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police. Following the match, she presented the trophy to Markéta Vondroušová. Catherine also met with Ons Jabeur, and a sweet moment occurred when they shared a hug. Jabeur talked about the moment during her press conference. “She didn’t know if she wants to give me a hug or not. I told her hugs are always welcome from me. That was a very nice moment and she’s always nice to me.”


– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > JJuly 14 | The Wales Family Visits Air Tattoo At RAF Fairford
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > July 15 | Wimbledon – Day 13

Photos: December 05 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cyprus

This morning, (December 05, 2018) The Duke and Duchess traveled to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to visit RAF Akrotiri where they met serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community. The couple visited The Cyprus Operations Support Unit which provides joint support to British Forces Cyprus and operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. During their visit William and Catherine hand delivered Christmas presents which were collected from the service personnel’s families yesterday at a Christmas Party hosted by the couple at Kensington Palace. Also during their visit The Duke and Duchess joined personnel for a reception opening the newly renovated Oasis Centre, as well as toured the facility which includes a cinema room and cafe area. Upon their departure The Duke and Duchess met families living on the base during a walkabout.

Engagements & Tour Photos – 2018 – December 05 | The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cyprus

Photos: December 04 – Hosting Christmas Party For RAF Families At Kensington Palace

Today, (December 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas Party for the familes of RAF personnel who are deployed to RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham in Cyprus. William and Catherine kicked off the festive event by arriving under a shower of artificial snow before heading inside the The Orangery at Kensington Palace to mingle with about 200 guests including spouses, children and grandparents. Their were plenty of activities to choose from including cracker making snow globe decorating and mock snow ball fights. In a sweet gesture The Duke and Duchess asked children to bring gifts and letters that they would like to send their mothers and fathers serving in Cyprus to be hand delivered tomorrow when the couple visit RAF Akrotiri tomorrow where they will continue their message of support and thanks for their service during the holiday season. During the event The Duchess gave a speech where she recalled The Duke’s time as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot. You can watch the speech here.

Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > December 04 | Hosting Christmas Party For RAF Families At Kensington Palace

Photos: July 10 – RAF Centenary Celebrations

Today (July 10, 2018) The Duchess of Cambridge surprised us all when she made an appearance at the RAF Centenary Celebrations! Catherine is technically still on maternity leave, and even though we all expected her to make some appearances during this time she was not previously announced for these particular events. Her last minute decision to appear may be based on the fact that Catherine has multiple ties to the Royal Air Force. In 2015 she received the patronage of the RAF Air Cadets from The Duke of Edinburgh and she is also the Honorary Air Commandant of The Air Cadet Organisation. Catherine arrived to the Westminster Abbey for the Order of Service this morning with The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Royal Family then headed to Buckingham Palace for the Presentation of Colours before heading to the balcony to view a fly past. I have added 160+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > July 10 | RAF Centenary Celebrations

July 08 –  The Royal International Air Tattoo

July 08 – The Royal International Air Tattoo

Today July 8, 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George who made a surprise appearance in his first official engagement in the UK, attended the The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The Air Tattoo is the the world’s largest military airshow and is held annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust. The show included celebrations to mark 75th anniversary of RAF Air Cadets, in which The Duchess is Honorary Air Commandant. While at the event the Duke and Duchess met with Air Cadets and toured the aircrafts. I have added 500+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!