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Derby Air Cadet is Best in the Wing

Article posted: Mar 08, 2010 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Cadet Warrant Officer Elodie Marsh has been nominated as the South & East Midlands Wing representative for the Dacre Brooch.

CWO Marsh from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron is proud to be the best female cadet out of 29 squadrons in the South & East Midlands area. She is now hopeful that she will progress in the competition to become the best female cadet in the Air Training Corps.

In addition to gaining the Dacre nomination, CWO Marsh has been allocated a place in the Cadet 150 parade that will take place in London in July to celebrate 150 years of cadet organisations. After the parade, CWO Marsh and her mum Julie will attend the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

CWO Marsh is an exceptional cadet. She has been with the Derby squadron for 5 years. During her ATC career, she has represented the ATC at swimming. She has achieved her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and is preparing for her Gold Award Expedition. The last 12 months have been very busy for the CWO from Derby. She is currently the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Derbyshire and has attended some key community events. She has also completed a flying scholarship, flying solo after an intensive 2 week training course.

Later this year, CWO Marsh will take part in an International Air Cadet Exchange to Turkey. This exchange will be one of the highlights of her ATC career as she will have the opportunity to meet cadets from all over the world.

Squadron Leader Ian Marshall, Officer Commanding 126 Squadron said, “Elodie is an outstanding cadet. She has put hours of commitment into the air cadet organisation and as a result she has achieved results at a national level. I wish her every success in the next rounds of the Dacre Brooch competition.”

CWO Marsh will learn if she has been chosen to represent the Central & East Region in the Dacre Brooch competition in the next few weeks.