Red Arrows officer returns to former Worle school

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 June 2014

Senior Engineering Officer, Squadron Leader Josh Fortune with pupils.

Senior Engineering Officer, Squadron Leader Josh Fortune with pupils.

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RED Arrows senior officer Josh 
Fortune walked through the gates of his old school in Worle ahead of Weston’s weekend air festival to talk to youngsters about his high-flying career.

Josh is the senior engineering officer of the acrobatic Royal Air Force team and returned to Priory Community School to inspire hundreds of students with tales about his unusual job.

Josh left the academy in 1988, but was back for a five-hour trip to teach a range of maths and science lessons, using his Red Arrows work as a tool.

Josh, aged 42, said: “Priory is a school that has the motto ‘dare to dream’ and I urge every student to grasp the opportunities that this excellent school will give them.

“I have tremendous memories of Priory and it was wonderful to be back where I first had my dream of being in the Red Arrows in some capacity.”

n For pictures from the air festival, see pages 40-41.

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