Cranwell

Cranwell Primary School will close a class after a pupil tested positive for COVID-19.

The school will remain open for all classes that weren’t in the learning bubble of the confirmed case.

Pupils and staff in the class have been sent home to self-isolate and will return on Thursday, September 24.

The identity of the pupil was withheld by the school, with no indication of what year group the case came from.

In a letter sent to parents, school headteacher Chris Wilson said: “I understand that it will feel worrying to hear that there is a positive case within our school.

“I wanted to write to you to ensure that you all know that all necessary steps have been taken and school is open for all unaffected classes as normal.”

The letter also told parents that there is no need to order a test based solely on this isolation.

“The self-isolation period will allow for any symptoms to become evident.

“On the basis of symptoms presenting themselves, then a test should be sought and you should inform us of the outcome.

“If no symptoms present during this period of self-isolation, then there has not been a transmission of the virus to your child and they can come back to school as usual on Thursday, September 24.”

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A17 at North Rauceby.

A white Vauxhall Insignia and a blue Scania lorry were involved in the collision at the junction with Main Street just after 8.20am on Tuesday, August 4.

The A17 at RAF Cranwell was closed and the driver of the Insignia, a man in his 50s, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision.

Any vehicles travelling on the A17 in that location are also being urged to check their dashcam as this will help with the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 82 of August 4.

Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

Prince Charles visited Royal Air Force College Cranwell for a graduation event on Thursday, which ended with a spectacular flypast from the Red Arrows.

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, arrived on the College Parade Square as the Reviewing Officer for the Sovereign’s Review at the Lincolnshire base.

He was escorted by the Commandant of the Royal Air Force College to take the Royal Salute whilst one Typhoon, from 41 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, provided a flypast overhead.

HRH, The Prince of Wales, taking the salute. Photo: RAF Cranwell

After reviewing the graduating officers, he presented the course prizes to the top performing cadets from each course.

The Queen’s Medal was also presented to the top performing cadet from all Initial Officer Training courses this year.

HRH, The Prince of Wales meeting Graduating Officers. Photo: RAF Cranwell

The graduating officers were configured on the College Parade Square in accordance with government guidelines. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Band of the Royal Air Force College, under the direction of Flt Lt Chris I’Anson, Director of Music.

In keeping with tradition, Prince Charles was invited to plant a lime tree beside the College Parade Square. After the parade, he met with the graduating officers on the Orange.

HRH, The Prince of Wales meeting Graduating Officers. Photo: RAF Cranwell

Air Commodore Suraya Marshall, Commandant of the Royal Air Force College, said: “We are immensely proud to have His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as our Sovereign’s Parade Reviewing Officer.

“This day is all the more special as we celebrate the joint graduation of Initial Officer Training Courses Number 63, 64 and Specialist Officer Initial Training Course Number 3.

“The graduates have endured the most challenging of training periods, this is a truly unique occasion of which all participants can be justifiably proud.”

HRH, The Prince of Wales meeting Graduating Officers. Photo: RAF Cranwell

Flying Officer Deonte Jam said: “Today, is a truly special day not just for me but my family and friends. My cohort and I have worked very hard to attain such a great achievement.

“I am eager to excel and excited to see what new experiences my role will provide. I am truly honoured and grateful for such a great opportunity. Congratulations to my fellow cadets”.

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