Grace is VIP for the Day

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Jan 15th 2019

A young ATC cadet from 606 Beaconsfield Squadron, has spent the day at RAF Halton as a VIP treat.

Cadet Grace Gaskell, has a rare form of brain cancer and was invited to visit the Station by Station Warrant Officer, Ian Giles accompanied by her parents.

Coincidentally on the same day was RAF Halton’s Station Commander’s Cup event with personnel from across the Station running a circuit around the Nuffield Pavilion in fancy dress, and Grace went along to help with the warm up.

She also visited other areas on the Station to get a closer look at life in the Royal Air Force and was pictured with the Station Commander, Group Captain Kathrine Wilson, in her office, looking at matters of the day.

Next was the Airfield where she was treated to a flight in a Halton Aero Club Tecnam Sierra, piloted by Mark Devlin, the Airfield Manager, who took her around the local area to the north and around Silverstone race track.

Grace has a Just Giving page to raise funds for Cancer Research, and Carol Vorderman, who is an Honorary Group Captain ATC, said: “Please send your good wishes and support to our brave Cadet, Grace Gaskell. Grace is so young to be going through this, and she is loved by @aircadets family.”

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