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A Weekend of Remembrance and Sporting Success for Corby Air Cadets

Article posted: Nov 25, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

This weekend was a weekend of remembrance and sporting achievement for Cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

On Saturday, the cadets joined the local Army Cadet Force (ACF) units and the Royal British Legion in Corby Town Centre to collect for the Poppy Appeal 2014. This is the second weekend the cadets have collected in the Town Centre and they have already managed to raise over £1,000.

One shopper, an ex-Airman who served during the Second World War commented “the Air Cadets are very smart and well-disciplined and are a credit to Corby and the Air Training Corps”.
Sunday was an early start for the cadets as one group departed for London with 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron to visit the Imperial War Museum and the Tower of London Poppies and two cadets set off to RAF Wyton to represent South and East Midlands Wing in the Open Netball Competition.

It was a day for remembering and also a day for sporting success. Both groups really enjoyed the day and the netball team came home with a silver medal for their outstanding efforts.

Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVR, Commanding Officer of 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets said, “The cadets have shown dedication, teamwork and community spirit over this weekend, typifying the aims of the Air Cadet Organisation and I couldn’t be more proud of them”.