RAF Boulmer personnel fly in to do a bloomin’ good tidy up

Members of the RAF Boulmer team carrying out the clearance work at Greenwell Road.
Members of the RAF Boulmer team carrying out the clearance work at Greenwell Road.

Personnel from the simulator and support flight at RAF Boulmer’s School of Aerospace Battle Management have been helping out in the community.

Last Thursday, 10 members from the base offered their services to the Alnwick in Bloom committee, which aims to make the town attractive for residents and tourists alike.

Members of the RAF Boulmer team carrying out the clearance work at Greenwell Road.

Members of the RAF Boulmer team carrying out the clearance work at Greenwell Road.

The main task was to clear a long strip of land adjacent to the car parks on Greenwell Road, so that it could be grassed over.

The RAF personnel soon had the whole strip cleared and bags of plants loaded up to be recycled in other places throughout the town.

The team then moved on to the Column Field to do some more tidying up.

RAF Boulmer team leader, Sergeant Jon Young said: “We were glad to be of assistance to the Alnwick in Bloom committee and to reinforce the strong links that RAF Boulmer has with its local community.”

Alnwick in Bloom chairman Elizabeth Jones said: “Alnwick in Bloom has been blown away by the sheer efficiency of the Boulmer squad; everything accomplished with such aplomb.

“The job in hand at Greenwell Road was rapidly polished off and left time for another horticultural bottleneck to be tackled and sorted up at Column Field – and all this in just an afternoon.

“We really are most grateful for RAF Boulmer’s support.”