Special treat for pupils as the Army flies in

An Apache helicopter from RAF Wattisham pays a surprise visit to the Moreton Hall Prep School. Zadie Loft gets to sit inside, with Captain Danny Shorter looking on.

An Apache helicopter from RAF Wattisham pays a surprise visit to the Moreton Hall Prep School. Zadie Loft gets to sit inside, with Captain Danny Shorter looking on.

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A BIG surprise was in store for children at Moreton Hall Prep School when an Apache helicopter popped in for a visit on Tuesday.

The combat machine made the school visit after one of its training sorties and thrilled children were able to chat to the pilot and clamber into the multui-million pound craft to have their photographs taken.

The aircraft, which is one that Prince Harry has been training on, is operated by the Army Air Corps in Afghanistan from its Wattisham base.

The crew spent an hour and a half chatting to children, telling them how the helicopter operated and answering questions.

School bursar Ian Hartley, said: “It was a huge surprise for the children.

“We got them all outside and asked them to wait and then this enormous helicopter flew in and landed.

“It was a special treat for the children.”