Taunton School Main Building at Dusk

Fighter pilot visits CCF

Posted: 12th June 2016

LIEUTENANT Colonel Phil Kelly of the Royal Marines came to TS recently to talk about his career as a Military Pilot.

Phil Kelly has enjoyed a varied and exciting time in the Royal Marines and is the only RM Officer qualified to fly the F18 Super Hornet.

Most aviators are by nature outgoing and Colonel Phil gave an interesting and amusing talk about flying which all the cadets enjoyed and even Phil’s daughter Mary refrained from uttering those immortal words, “Daddy you are so embarrassing!”

Phil’s main message was that given grit and determination young people can achieve much in life whilst having fun into the bargain.

Simon Nicholson

Categories: News Preparatory Senior Sixth Form