On Saturday the 28th November four cadets from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron departed in the early hours for the day ahead. Led by previous corps champion Adult Flight Sergeant Richard Timmins the team headed off to Newark Air Museum for last minute revision and warmed up for the competition ahead.
From Left to Right: Cadet Palmer, Cadet Hobson, Cadet Ratcliffe, Cadet Sergeant Endsor, and Cadet Pearson
Accompanied by the Vulcan bomber at Newark air museum (XM594)
After arriving at RAF Cranwell the team came out victorious winning three trophies in total as seen below:
From Left to right: Cadets Jack Palmer, Evan Ratcliffe, and Fraser Pearson
Presented By Squadron Leader RAFVR Peter Atkins
This is the second year in a row that 126 (City Of Derby) Squadron from South and East Midlands Wing of the Air Cadet Organisation have won the Heracles trophy and the first time that the Squadron and Wing has won the Under 16 Team and Individual awards.
Adult Flight Sergeant Richard Timmins said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team after all the time and effort they have put in, and to come out winning the overall finals representing the Region, Wing and Squadron is outstanding for all involved”
Cadet Fraser Pearson who led the under 16 team to victory said: “I am proud to represent the winning team and after all the training to come out with three trophies fill me with proud. All together an awesome day.”