On the 2nd March 2017, a group of members and non members visited RAF Valley on Anglesey. During our eventful afternoon, we saw how parachutes are maintained and deployed, life rafts are deployed along with emergency rations and other survival equipment. We then toured the hanger used to maintain Hawk T2 jet training aircraft and were impressed at the complexity of the aircraft and the skilled staff who maintain them. Many of the staff are now from outside companies who employ and train local staff as far as possible. Next we saw two rescue helicopters and were given an in depth guide to how the helicopter works and a demonstration of the hydraulics operating the rotor blades. Altogether a fascinating afternoon and we would like to thank the staff of RAF Valley who were so kind to take time showing us their equipment. Judging by the number and quality of the questions asked, the members and non members were very impressed.