Residents and colleagues at OSJCT’s Digby Court in Bourne, Lincolnshire were treated to a surprise visit from Red Arrows engineer, Corporal Louis Jelley last week.

Corporal Jelley was part of the Red Arrows Circus team of engineers, flying in Red 4 throughout the 2017 season. Circus engineers fly in the passenger seat of the Red Arrows Hawk to and from display airfields and service the aircraft before and after every display.

Louis is one 14 Red Arrows Avionic Technicians who are responsible for all the electrical and avionics systems on the aircraft. They maintain equipment ranging from emergency compasses to complex engine control circuits, as well as introducing upgrades such as new radio systems and engine performance monitoring equipment.

After spending time talking to residents about his experiences and giving a presentation about the Red Arrows, Corporal Jelley also surprised Home Manager Donella Savage with a cake to celebrate her birthday.

Donella said; “It was a wonderful experience for our residents to meet Corporal Jelley and they all thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the Red Arrows and the team behind the pilots”.