Friday 13th might be an unlucky day for some, but not for 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, as they come away with the Club Spirit Award at the Spirit of Corby Awards 2013.
The Spirit of Corby is a series of awards to people and organisations chosen by the people of Corby to acknowledge those unsung heroes who go above and beyond in the town’s vibrant local community.
The Club Spirit Award is for an individual who has contributed towards a local club or society, such as sporting, social or voluntary groups, or for a whole club or group for what they bring to the local community.
The awards ceremony; held at The Corby Cube, provided a great setting for the evening, which included local dignitaries, the Mayor of Corby, the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Andy Sawford MP as well as local businesses that sponsored each category of the awards.
The cadets of 422 (Corby) Squadron waited anxiously to hear the results of the Club Spirit Award; which was the last category to be announced on the evening. As the nominees were being read out, you could feel the tension in the air, but this soon disappeared when 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets were announced as the winners and a huge cheer erupted in the theatre; we were told it was the loudest of the night.
The award; sponsored by Wots the Big Idea and presented by director Trudie Avery, was accepted by Cadets Jack Barker and Emma Beadsworth.
Pilot Officer Kev Ritchie RAFVR, Officer in Charge at 422 (Corby) Squadron, said “The cadets work extremely hard in their community and offer support to a wide range of events. It’s great to see them get the recognition for their efforts; I couldn’t be more proud of them”.
The Squadron would like to thank everyone who voted for them.