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1188 (Coalville) Squadron Presentation Night 2017

Article posted: Apr 06, 2017 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

On Tuesday 14 March cadets from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps were awarded trophies and certificates at their annual Presentation Night.

Every year the hard work of the cadets is recognised with awards at the presentation night and this year was no exception. The trophies and certificates were presented to the cadets, in front of their families by Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader of the council and armed forces champion, Squadron Leader Rayson-Flynn, the squadron’s wing staff officer, Wing Warrant Officer Dominic Chisholm , Flight Lieutenant Williams (retired) and the family of Myles Murray, a former cadet non-commissioned officer and Flight Lieutenant Harrison-Page, the commanding officer.

There were certificates for RAFA ‘s Appreciation, a BTEC, wing blues for representing wing at sport, 1st aid , marksmen shooting, swimming proficiency, 1st Class cadet badges and staff certificates

The trophies awarded were:-

The Vin Shepherd Cup for Best Attendance to Corporal Sharlot

The British Legion Annual Attendance Shield to Cadet Sweeney

The Community Award to Cadet Suffolk

The John Bancroft Endeavour Trophy to Cadet Price

Most Enterprising Cadet to Cadet Fowkes

Best Sports Cadet to Cadet Harrison

The Sharlot Hammond Trophy for Adventure Training to Cadet Needham

The1188 cadet, Drill and Ceremonial Award to Sergeant Potter

The Myles Murray Trophy, for the smartest uniform to Flight Sergeant Setchell

The Squadron Shooting Award to Cadet Stevens

The Leon Poxon Memorial Air Rifle Trophy to Cadet Harrison

The Most Promising New Cadet Trophy to Corporal Baker

The RAFA Cup , for Cadet of the Year to Sergeant Eyres

The padre, Rev Captain Martin Joss was presented with a leaving present. He has been the squadron padre since 10th July 2008 , he has carried out numerous duties over that time enrolling lots of cadets and even attending annual camp. He is moving to a new parish, Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire. He said “it had been a privilege to watch cadets grow up into responsible young people.” The squadron wishes him well for the future.

Flight Lieutenant Harrison-Page said “ It was a really enjoyable night, it is very important to recognise the achievements of the cadets and for their families to be able to show their support for them. It is also important to recognise the hard work and commitment of the staff.”