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Article posted: Mar 23, 2009 by Flt Lt Waplington

An appeal for help by the Nottinghamshire Police Aid Convoy was answered by cadets from the Stapleford and Sandiacre Squadron of the Air Training Corps.

The Aid Convoy, run by volunteers from Nottinghamshire Police, takes medical supplies, clothing and domestic good to Albania each year and its not the first time that Air cadets from No 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron have given their help.

Steve Seaton, a trustee of the Convoy and also the Wing Chairman for the South & East Midlands Wing, Air Training Corps, asked for the help and Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns, Officer Commanding the squadron and five cadets responded.

In four hours on a Saturday morning, the cadets converted thirty mixed pallet loads into fifteen sorted and properly stacked pallets that can now be loaded straight on to one of the four trucks that will go to Albania in mid April.

“The work that the cadets did in four hours would have taken me several weeks” said Steve, “ they are a wonderful, hard working bunch of youngsters and I am proud to be associated with them. They are a credit to themselves, the squadron and the Corps”

The squadron is currently recruiting and any one between the ages of thirteen and seventeen will find a warm welcome at our Ilkeston Road, Stapleford, Headquarters any Monday or Thursday Evening between 7pm and 9pm.