Celebrating 100 years of the RAF with a special arts trail and a new cycle sportive.

Months of research has seen the next step for members of 42F King’s Lynn Squadron Air Cadets with their commemorative heritage arts project.

The group has been working on a special arts trail for two years after being awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to research and promote the airfields of Norfolk as part of this year’s centenary celebrations of the Royal Air Force.

For their research, the cadets have visited the Heritage Centre at RAF Marham where they sourced photographs and  maps on each of 40 fields to be featured in the trail.

Their research has also been incorporated into leaflets and history boards for each trail airfield.

With the help of BT Openreach and Serco, model aircraft  and history boards have been decorated and installed at the 40 airfields for the trail, which will be accessible by car and cycle.

Schools and air cadet squadrons along the trail route have helped to decorate the fibreglass model aircraft to be placed at each airfield site.

The next step will see the launch of a Heritage Arts Trail day-long cycle sportive on Sunday, June 17 in conjunction with WheelsinWheels.

The cycle ride over various distances will start and finish at RAF Marham and take cyclists along routes where the boards and models will be in place. Special sportive shirts are available and there will be Father’s Day gifts for the dads taking part.

Register for the ride at: www.wheelsinwheels.com/RAF_Cadet_Heritage_Sportive_UK.php or find out more at www.heritageartstrail.co.uk