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1947 Birstall Sqn Fly The Flag for the Air Training Corps

Article posted: Jul 10, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

Cadets and Staff from 1947 (Birstall) Squadron Air Training Corps attended the Birstall annual Gala which was held during the weekend of the 27th to 28th Jun. The team ran a stall with activities ranging from Face Painting, Cargo Net Racing; Beat the buzzer and many other games and activities. The weekend weather was kind to the team and I think the Staff and Cadets all enjoyed the Gala.
The aim of the weekend from the Squadrons point of view was initially to recruit both Cadets and Staff into the Air Training Cop’s. This was accomplished by the handing out of leaflets and general interfacing with members of the public. During the weekend the secondary aim was to booster squadron funds by fundraising. This proved to be reasonably successful as around £200 was taken at the stall over the weekend.

The perfect weekend was finished off when the team enjoyed a relaxing break and was entertained by the renditions of the old favourites “Proms in the park” where the waving of Union flags was evident across the whole Gala field in time to the rapturous tunes of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. After the Proms in the park the evening was finally closed by a spectacular 15 minute Firework display.
Cadet liquorish said of the day ‘It’s nice to get out into the local community to show people what we do and raise some funds for activities planned this summer,

Sgt H Liquorish
1947 (Birstall) Squadron