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Newton Cadets Brush with the Community

Article posted: Sep 27, 2010 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Cadets from 1936 (NEWTON) Squadron have recently completed decorating the Langer-Cum-Barnstone Village Hall in Nottinghamshire, which has served as part of the cadets Duke Of Edinburgh Award.

The Chair of the Langer-Cum-Barnstone Village Committee, Thomas McHarg, who has a son serving on the squadron, approached Pilot Officer Helen Day and asked about the award scheme. Mr McHarg proposed that cadets attended the village hall, and for the small fee of hot dogs and soft drinks, help in painting the interior walls and wood work of the hall. As it turned out, hot dogs weren’t the only food provided, as members of the local Women’s Institute arrived with fresh baked cakes!

The Decorating Team

Eager to carry out the volunteering section of the Award, and assist in demolishing more free food, cadets attended on three occasions over two weekends and carried out a sterling job in providing the local community with a clean, fresh new hall for the grateful local villagers.

Pilot Officer Day, newly appointed as ‘head decorator’ said, “This was a great opportunity for the squadron to make a mark in the local community while taking the chance to complete parts of the Award”.

By WO R.C. Phillips
1936 Squadron MCO