RAF trophy for ex Copleston boy

AIRCRAFTMAN Lloyd Fudge is flying high today, after receiving a trophy for showing the greatest effort and determination during a training flight. Mr Fudge, 22 – known as James to his friends – went to Copleston High School in Ipswich.

AIRCRAFTMAN Lloyd Fudge is flying high today, after receiving a trophy for showing the greatest effort and determination during a training flight.

Mr Fudge, 22 – known as James to his friends – went to Copleston High School in Ipswich.

When he left school he worked as a plant engineer, and was a reservist based at RAF Honington. He began his recruit training in January this year.

He will now go on to train as a weapons technician, starting with a year-long course at RAF Cosford.

James said: "I was really pleased to have won this award. It was very hard work, but worth it in the end."

Anybody wanting more information about careers in the RAF should contact their local RAF careers office on 01603 614616, where staff can also book appointments with RAF careers advisers based at 37 Silent Street, Ipswich, every Friday, or call the national recruitment line on 08457 300100.

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