Flt Lt Donna Bates, OC 2418 (Sherwood) Sqn was awarded the first Clasp to the Cadet Forces Medal by Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson OBE RAFVR at this years South and East Midlands wing athletics competition held at Leicester’s Saffron Lane stadium.
Donna was awarded the Cadet Force Medal (CFM) in 2006 in recognition of her 12 years long and proven meritorious service in the Air Training Corps .
The Clasp is awarded in recognition of a further 6 years service with the Air Training Corps.
Donna started her career with the Air Training Corps in 1991 where she became a Civilian Instructor, she quickly gained her commission in 1994 taking over command of 2418 (Sherwood) Sqn in early 2000.
Donna has worked hard with staff and cadets, making the Squadron the formidable unit it is today.
It was great to see Donna receive her Clasp in acknowledgment of her hard work and dedication to the Squadron, South and East Midlands Wing and the Air Cadets organisation.
WO Martin Bates
2418 (Sherwood) Sqn