New recruits to RAF Honington lent a green-fingered hand to help clear part of a nature reserve in preparation for the planting of 200 trees.
Twenty trainee gunners took on the conservation work along the banks of the River Thet, in Thetford, at the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Nunnery Lakes.
They cleared an area approximately 200 metres long by 10 metres wide ready for the new trees.
Bonita Johnston, of the BTO, said: “The trees were supplied by the Woodland Trust and have to be in the ground as soon as the frost lifts to ensure that as many survive as possible, so it was vital to get this area cleared. What is amazing is how much they got done during the day. The young recuits worked really hard and can be proud of what they achieved.”