THE officer who commands the Red Arrows took time out from his busy schedule to talk to air cadets in High Wycombe.

As well as being in charge of the Red Arrows, Wing Commander Neil Fraser, is a former air cadet of the 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron, where he returned to on Tuesday night.

He talked about his experience as a cadet and how he progressed to becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force.

His presentation included how the Red Arrows was formed, how they perfect their formations and highlighted the various roles the Red Arrows plays at home and aboard.

Flight Lieutenant Pamela McCarthy, officer commanding 332 (High Wycombe) Squadron, said: "I am very grateful that Wing Commander Neil Fraser took time out of his busy schedule to come back to his old squadron.

"As his formative years mirror that of our current cadets he sets a fantastic example of both how a passion for and career in aviation can evolve from being an air cadet and more generally how with hard work and dedication a young person from High Wycombe can rise to the top of their chosen career."

332 (High Wycombe) Squadron Air Cadets is open to young people aged 13 to 17 and the next intake will start in May 2014. Email for more information.