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Video: Cadets parade at RAF College Cranwell to celebrate 75th anniversary

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Over 5,000 cadets from across the UK gathered at RAF college Cranwell to mark their 75th anniversary on Saturday, August 13.

The cadets were joined by celebrity aviator Carol Vorderman who is the ambassador to the RAF Air Cadets.

The historic event marked 75 years since the formation of the Air Training Corps and several units of the Combined Cadet Force (RAF), collectively known as the RAF Air Cadets.

See some of our favourite photos from the day here:

Cadets aged 13-19 enjoyed the day’s events including the historic national parade and musical extravaganza.

Compered by Peter Dickinson, voice of the X-Factor, young people and volunteers also took to the stage for the musical programme after a precision parade and drill ceremony in front of College Hall by 350 cadets.

Topping off the huge parade were flypasts from the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The day closed with a finale of fireworks.