North West Norfolk MP James Wild is joining the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme with the RAF.
This means he will undergo a course of military training which will give him an insight into life in the forces and improve his understanding of what they do.
He has to do a minimum 15 days intensive learning and an attachment which will be the same regular service personnel.
James chose the RAF because of its close links to the area and has just spent time at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire finding out about the site’s work detecting and escorting rogue aircraft out of UK airspace.
He said: “With the RAF’s strong local links through Marham and bases across East Anglia, this is an opportunity to learn more about the capabilities and threats facing the United Kingdom. By spending time with personnel, I will hear first-hand about life in the RAF and the challenges they face in keeping us safe.”