A GROUP of schoolchildren shared a slice of history with the RAF on Tuesday.
And they all agreed it was a very tasty slice indeed. For the children at the RAF Benevolent Fund school, Vanbrugh Castle, Blackheath, were given a huge fruit cake.
The cake — all 81 Ibs of it — was baked to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RAF's Radio Engineering Unit, Henlow.
And rather than eat it themselves the men gave it to the sweet-toothed boys at Blackheath. At a special ceremony at the school the cake's creator, Sgt. Norman Collins revealed what went into the mammoth masterpiece.
"I just cannot stand fruit cake," he explained. "But I knew the kids would love it."
And although the finished product with its elaborate scrolls and crests looks complicated to make, Sgt. Collins said it was really not so difficult. A piece of cake really.