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Cross Country - Derby do it again

Article posted: Feb 15, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Derby take the spoils. Again

In the wet and cold of a Wittering February morning, 126 (City of Derby) Squadron snatched the South & East Midlands Wing’s Overall Cross Country trophy. Again!

Cadet FS Harry Hampson receives the Overall Trophy from Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson

This is the third successive occasion on which the Derby Cadets have lifted this hard fought trophy. On this occasion the squadron could only manage one outright category win in their quest for victory, but scored well in the other four categories. Four other squadrons shared the other categories.

Possibly proving that the cold and wet suits the Northern end of the Wing, 348 (Ilkeston) Squadron took a commendable second place with Nottingham’s 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron caming a valiant third.

Officer Commanding the Derby Squadron, Squadron Leader Ian Marshall said; “I was very pleased with the performance of the cadets running in poor weather conditions. We had been unable to train due to snow the weeks before and I was very pleased with the way the cadets put in a maximum effort to achieve the result they did”

Officer Commanding South & East Midlands, Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson was full of praise and admiration for the cadets who competed in such awful conditions and thanked the supporting staff for their endurance.

The winning cadets from each category will go on to compete in the Inter Wing Competition with the hope of the Wing retaining the trophy it has won on several occasions.