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Nene Valley Gliding Club Paramedics Flying Day
Wednesday 8th September 2021


The Nene Valley Gliding Club, which is based at Upwood Airfield, near Ramsey, held a very special ‘Flying Day’ for the East of England Ambulance Service Paramedics on Wednesday, 8th September.

The objectives were three-fold:

First of all, to say a profound ‘thank you’ to our wonderful Paramedics who have worked so tirelessly, not only during the current pandemic, but at all other times and to give them the experience of enjoying the beautiful silent flight that only a glider can provide.

Secondly to raise funds for the Addenbrookes’ Hospital Oncology Unit.

The third reason was to remember our late friend and fellow glider pilot Roland ‘Roly’ Taylor. Roly was a valued member for several years and his enthusiasm was matched by his generosity and commitment. Sadly, he was lost to cancer in 2017 despite the fantastic care which he received from the Oncology Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital.

Roly’s daughter, Claire, is a Senior Medical Technician with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and it seemed a good idea to combine a gliding day for Claire and her colleagues with a charity collection in the memory of Roly.

On the 8th September 2021, 25 Paramedics came and flew in our 2-seat gliders with qualified instructors. There were two groups, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. It certainly seemed as though they all enjoyed the experience and several took a second flight. In fact, it seems likely that one or two now wish to become glider pilots themselves and they will be most welcome to become members of our club.

A complimentary buffet lunch was provided by the club.

In total the sum of over £1000 was raised, which Claire Taylor will pass onto the Addenbrookes Oncology Unit. The members of Nene Valley Gliding Club are delighted to have been able to run this event.

For more information,
please contact Peter Valentine on 01487 841653/07770 815710
or by email:

The photographs below and text are all the copyright of Peter Valentine and has given his kind pmay be reproduced freely and without restriction.
Paramedic Day Morning Group 08_09_2021

The ‘Morning Group’ with the Nene Valley Instructor Team
Paramedic Day Afternoon Group 08_09_2021

The Afternoon Group with their Instructors
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