An RAF aviator speaks to a student in Darwin Australia (Picture: RAF).
An RAF aviator speaks to a student in Darwin, Australia (Picture: RAF).
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RAF Aviators deployed on multinational exercise engage with students in Australia

An RAF aviator speaks to a student in Darwin Australia (Picture: RAF).
An RAF aviator speaks to a student in Darwin, Australia (Picture: RAF).

RAF aviators have taken part in a Royal Australian Air Force community engagement programme in Darwin.

Members of 6 Squadron and Voyager Logistics, deployed on Exercise Pitch Black, have given presentations to local schools and community groups with the aim of inspiring students to become interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

It comes after members of the Indian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force Cadets visited the Royal Air Force detachment, given the chance to see a Typhoon aircraft up close.

Exercise Pitch Black is complex and intensive joint interoperability training between 17 nations from the Indo-Pacific and Europe, over three weeks.

Personnel visited Essington School in Darwin and Project 21 – described by the RAF as a post school-based learning centre for young people with intellectual disabilities, such as Down's Syndrome.