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Boy dies after collision with car in St Athan

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A 13-year-old boy has died following a collision with a Ford Focus car.

South Wales Police is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Eagle Road, St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan on Thursday evening.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet provided an account to contact 101, quoting occurrence 1700451694.


Glider training ends in Wales

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The UK Government's announced Air Cadet glider training is to end in Wales.

It says 634 Squadron currently based at MOD St Athan is to be disbanded.

It with our deepest regret that we have been made aware that as of today 634 VGS will be disbanded along with several other VGS nation wide.

After a long association within Wales for many decades , Air Cadet gliding in Wales will be no more. On behalf of the 634 VGS the staff and instructors would like to thank all those involved who have dedicated time to the Squadron during its operation

– 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron on Facebook

Large plane transported by road through Wenvoe

Police helped the aircraft on its way Credit: Nathan Thomas

Traffic in Wenvoe was slowed down this morning as a large aircraft was transported by road through the town.

Vale of Glamorgan Council warned of disruption to traffic when the "large abnormal load" was leaving the MoD site at St Athan.

South Wales Police say the Airbus plane is being taken to Cotswold Airport.

The wings have been removed from the aircraft to make transportation easier Credit: Nathan Thomas


PICTURES: Fairey Gannet aircraft move

A Fairey Gannet aircraft is being transported to St Athan today. The post-WW2 plane was designed to fly from aircraft carriers. Maintenance work will be carried out on the aircraft by Hunter Flying Ltd in Barry.

The Fairey Gannet being transported this morning Credit: Christopher James
The Fairey Gannet being transported this morning Credit: Christopher James
The Fairey Gannet being transported this morning Credit: Christopher James

Welsh military base celebrates 75 years

St Athan first opened in 1938 Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Images

The Royal Air Force will mark 75 years of life and work at its military base in St Athan today.

Military personnel of past and present will gather at the site in the Vale of Glamorgan to celebrate the anniversary.

There will be a church service followed by a parade of trainees and veterans who served from the 1950s onwards.

The event will also include a flypast and a drop by the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team.

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