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Cadet run Talent Show held at The Beacon Academy

Article posted: Dec 21, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

Cadets from 2229 (Loughborough) Squadron Air Training Corps organised and attended their own Talent Night held at The Beacon Academy in Shelthorpe in aid of Squadron funds. Friends and relatives were invited to come along and cheer on their favourite act of the night from 10 acts. The Chandrasaeker Brothers performed Oasis’ Wonderwall on guitar and bass, Corporal Townsend provided entertainment with a dance routine, Cadet Kinnear-Swift performed an expert karate kata and Cadets Kirk, Wilcock and Sanderson performed as the Corps of Drums. Following these we had Sergeant Kelly doing a dance routine, Cadet Blower performing magic tricks, the staff art attack, Cadet Van-Tienan singing a solo, Corporal Pearson and his dance routine and Flight Sergeant Spence, Cadet Spence and Cadet Sanderson performed a fantastic gymnastics routine. Judging was done by some members of the squadron staff and the remaining staff shared their artistic side by painting faces on paper plates using various ingredients, with their mouths. The acts were judged on entertainment, quality and wow factor. The competition was close however; Corporal Pearson got the most points in all three categories to win. Everyone was provided with refreshments in the interlude and a collection was done where we raised £87.07 for squadron funds. Comparing was done by Pilot Officer Simon Howroyd who provided entertainment with jokes in between each act.
The night would not have been a success without all the cadets’ participation however huge thanks go to Sergeant Kelly and Corporal Pearson for organising the event and making it a great success. Further thanks are extended to Cadet Spiby for providing the sound and lighting for the event.
Thanks are also extended to The Beacon Academy in Shelthorpe for allowing the squadron to use their facilities for the event.
Flight Lieutenant Garraway who was one of our esteemed judges said: “Well, what an event! We handed complete responsibility over to the cadets and they came up with the goods. The cadets did very well and we saw a brilliant range of talents.”
The cadets parade at the Loughborough TA Centre from 7pm on Monday and Thursday nights. We are not currently recruiting but feel free to browse our website at and register your interest for our next intake in the New Year.