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Corby Air Cadets Keep on Running

Article posted: Feb 18, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

Yesterday eighteen cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets travelled to RAF Wittering to compete against 28 other Squadrons in the South and East Midlands Wing Annual Cross Country Competition.
For some, this was their very first competition with the Squadron at a Wing level and also their first cross country. However, the cadets met the course; set out over 3.5Km and 5Km for their respective age groups, with great enthusiasm and gave their all.

Following the competition it was announced that 422 (Corby) Squadron had placed 7th overall in Wing.
Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVR said, “This is an absolutely fantastic results for the cadets. The enthusiasm and teamwork they displayed on the day has really paid off. They should be really proud of their achievement. I know for some this has really sparked an interest in running as they continue to take part in the local Corby Park Run, so let’s see what next year will bring”.
If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 11th April 2015 from 10am to 4pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.
For more information, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at