A CLASS of schoolchildren from Linton-on-Ouse Primary school have paid a visit to the nearby RAF base.

The pupils, all aged between nine and 11, visited RAF Linton-on-Ouse to learn about how the air force uses electricity in its day- to-day operations.

During the tour, the children spent time in the station’s safety equipment section where they learnt about parachutes, ejector seats and land and sea survival.

The visit was hosted by staff from Babcock International Group, which is one of the UK’s leading defence support services company which provides engineering and technical support for the station and No 1 Flying Training School.

The visit was summed up by two of the pupils. Mukum, aged nine, said “We learned that electricity can be exciting and fun”, and Adam, 11, said “The RAF can’t run without the battery bay!”