Thanks to the Stapleford and Sandiacre Rotary Club, Stapleford Air Cadets now have all new tents for their adventurous outdoor pursuits.
A grant for £1700 was made available to 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, Air Training Corps, from the Rotary Club which enabled the Squadron to replace their ageing tents with the latest available on the market.
The new tents range from three large tents capable of sleeping up to twenty cadets in each to smaller three and two man tents for use during the Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and other smaller exercises.
During a recent training weekend for Junior Cadets, a sample of the tents were erected and Rotarian Richard Taylor was on hand to see for himself what the grant had been spent on and to formally hand the tents over to the Squadron.
“It is good to see that money, from a bequest for the youth of Stapleford, was being put to such good use by Air Cadets” said Richard. Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns, the Unit’s Officer Commanding thanked Richard and the Rotary club, “this grant has enabled us to replace the heavy and outdated tents that have come to the end of their useful life and we can now look forward to giving our cadets a taste of the outdoor life with up to date equipment”.
Flt Lt Munns