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Business as usual for Long Eaton Cadets

Article posted: Jun 19, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Business as usual as New building Shapes Up

Long Eaton’s new Cadet Building is gradually taking shape as the Town’s Air Cadets continue their activities and training in temporary accommodation.

Currently meeting once a week in the Long Eaton Sea Cadet facility, 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, have received further funding and will now be able to meet twice weekly. The additional funding has allowed the cadets to hire the Grange Primary School on Station Road, Long Eaton, for their Thursday Evening training.

The new building, due to open in October, is on the site of the old cadet buildings at the back of the Indoor Bowls Club, Grange Park. Work is “progressing well, on time and on Budget” said Martin Capewell, Head of Estates for the East Midlands Reserve Forces & Cadets Association who are responsible for the project.

“Although it is a difficult time for the Squadron, training continues unabated as we build up for a hectic summer of activities and competition. The squadron is continuing to grow with a recent influx of sixteen new cadets joining since our move. We look forward to moving into our new facility and some semblance of normality” said Flight Lieutenant Jack Stepanian, the Squadron’s Commanding Officer.