Scholarship will help Damon take flight

Damon Marrison is congratulated by RAF Charitable Trust chairman, Air Marshall Sir Kevin Leeson
Damon Marrison is congratulated by RAF Charitable Trust chairman, Air Marshall Sir Kevin Leeson

A Retford man has become one of just 30 serving RAF Regular and Reserve Junior Ranks to receive a flying scholarship, sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust.

Damon Marrison, 18, applied for the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association junior rank pilot scholarship scheme, which will enable him to receive 15 hours of flying training, with the view to achieving a light aircraft pilot’s licence.

He said: “LLearning to fly has always been unfinished business for me since I stopped flying a few years back, and is still a great ambition of mine which, thanks to the RAF Charitable Trust and RAF Flying Clubs’ Association, I can finally fulfil.”