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Article posted: Sep 29, 2009 by Flt Lt Waplington

The Air Cadets from Stapleford had a weekend packed with activities that put a strain on the Stapleford Air Cadets Squadron’s resources.

Saturday saw seven cadets out on the streets of Stapleford and Sandiacre collecting for the Royal Air Force Association’s Wings Week Appeal. They collected a magnificent £375 in just six hours.

Sunday was the busiest day. Ten cadets took to the skies at RAF Cranwell. Flying in two seater Training Aircraft, the cadets had up to half an hour of flying training. This is a routine cadet activity and is at no cost to the cadets.

A further ten cadets joined with other cadets from the Nottingham area to remember the Battle of Britain in a Parade through the centre of Nottingham. After this event, three cadets then had to make their way to RAF Wittering to take part in sporting trials for forthcoming football, hockey and rugby competitions.

To finish off the weekend, three cadets along with the Squadron’s Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns, attended the Civic Service to celebrate the appointment of the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe.

Next weekend will be a bit of a rest when the squadron goes away for a weekend under canvas for a spell of adventure Training.

“Although this weekend was a little busier than normal, the cadets are always doing something. Flying, gliding, shooting, adventure training, sport and travel are but a few of the activities. It’s a great opportunity for the young men and women”

If any one between the age of 13 and 17 years who feel they could enjoy this active and varied lifestyle, please contact 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, 149 Ilkeston Road, Stapleford, or call on 0115 949 1360 any Monday or Thursday Evening.

by Flt Lt Allan Munns RAF VR(T)
OC 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Sqn
South & East Midlands Wg