MORE than 150 children enjoyed some pre-Christmas cheer when Santa flew in to RAF Leuchars.
The base was hosting youngsters with special needs and disabilities, together with their teachers and carers, for the 2011 Extra Special Children’s Christmas Party.
The annual event is the culmination of a year’s hard work and endeavour by the station’s Charity Volunteer Group (CVG) in raising funds and liaising with the local community.
The CVG were supported by personnel from across the station and its lodger and parented units provided and manned exhibits such as survival equipment and military vehicles and even donned fancy dress,
High point of the day was the arrival of Santa Claus in his own personal aircraft, with support from two of his elves.
Each child told Santa their Christmas wishes and received a present as well. The children were also given treats that have been donated throughout the year such as small toys and sweets.
Throughout the day, the children were entertained by the Tay FM road show disco, a petting zoo from Fife Animal Park, and Tayside Police brought motorcycles and cars.
Face-painting was provided courtesy of volunteers from the station HIVE, and further amusements were a balloon sculpture, a magician, and bouncy castles as well as meeting a canine member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Team.