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209's last goodbyes

Article posted: Nov 23, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Thursday 20th November 2014 is a day of history at 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron.

The Cadets waved goodbye to the unit as the standard “ATC Spooner Hut” turned its lights off and had its gates locked for the very last time.

209 Royal Air Force Air Cadet’s are patiently waiting for their new building project to be completed and cannot wait for the moment they can walk through the front doors of the brand new Joint Cadet Centre.

The old Squadron Headquarters was officially opened on 1961 so it has served its usefulness to young people locally for almost 53 years and was locked for the last time by Cadet Sergeant Grace McDonald.

Progress has been made in the previous months, to make way for a new, larger Cadet Centre which will be of massive benefit to the squadron and cadets.

In the interim, the Squadron will continue to parade, taking part in activities based away from the Squadron and enjoying bowling, rock climbing and other activities on the lead up to Christmas.

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