BOYS are desperately seeking girls to join the air cadets to help boost numbers and secure more places for daredevil stunts.

Marlow Squadron 118 is launching a recruitment drive for anyone aged between 13 and 18 who is interested in learning how to perform loop the loops and barrel rolls in a glider or plane for free.

The unit is based in Institute Road, next to the library, and is part of a nationwide organisation of Air Cadets supported by the RAF.

Cadet Sergeant John Adamson said: "The opportunities we get are incredible. I would recommend it to anyone. We especially want girls so there is a better social mix too. It's not all rough and tumble and after your basic training you could be flying a light aircraft or a glider in six weeks.

"The more people we have the more places we will be allocated per activity and the more things we will get to do because places are always based on the size of your unit."

Cadet Sgt Adamson joined in 2000 when he was 13. At the time there were between 30 and 40 members. Now there are half that number.

He can already do aerobatics in a Grob Tutor plane and hopes to fly solo this year and learn how to hang glide too.

Cadet Sgt Adamson said: "We do something pretty much every week, canoeing, flying, target practice, adventure training. It's great for bringing out your hidden skills and looks good on your CV.

"We have a lot of say in what we want to do and we would just like more people to share it with."

For information visit the cadet unit building from 7:30pm on Wednesdays or Fridays.