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209 (West Bridgford) Sqn Annual Awards & Presentation evening

Article posted: Apr 02, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

209 (West Bridgford) Sqn has held its annual Awards & Presentation evening at the Albert Hall in the centre of Nottingham.

The evening began with a dinner for all Cadets, parents and staff after which the Squadron Commanding Officer, Flying Officer Steve Richards gave a speech. He reviewed 209’s achievements over the past 12 months which included the Cadets raising over £1800 towards Squadron funds and completing 35 Heart Start First Aid courses.

The awards where then given out, each presented by the Guest of Honour, the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Councillor Mrs Marie Males.

Best Cadet, Cadet Stephanie Willett
Best NCO, Corporal Michael Disney
Drill and Deportment, Sergeant George Kirkham
Best Male Sports Cadet, Corporal Ryan Young
Best Female Sports Cadet, Cadet Eleanor Welham
Fieldcraft Award, Sergeant Josh Lee-Taylor
Flying and Gliding Award, Cadet Finn Wilkinson
Shooting Award, Corporal Michael Disney
Attendance Award, Cadets Sam Baxter and Navraj Boughan
Community Award, Cadet Mitchell Baxter
Poppy Award, Cadet Sarah Bramley
Best Flight, A Flight. This award was collected by Sgt Josh Lee-Taylor

Corporal Emily Tring was promoted to Sergeant and Cadets Stephanie Willett and Barnaby Taylor were promoted to Corporal.

The Mayor, Mrs Males said of the evening “It was a privilege to be here and to see what a wonderful job all the Cadets hard work and training results in.”

Anyone over the age of 13 interested in joining 209 Sqn can telephone us on our Parade Nights of Monday and Thursday between 7pm and 9pm on 0115 9696434 or can visit us at 209 Squadron HQ, 110 Wilford Lane. Our website is