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Article posted: Oct 02, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

PC Fiona Bone – Long Eaton Air Cadets Pay Their Respects to one of their own

Long Eaton Air Cadets observed a minute’s silence and flew their flag at Half Mast in a mark of respect for passed Squadron Cadet, Fiona Bone, one of the policewomen tragically gunned down in Manchester.
Fiona joined 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron of the Air Training Corps in 1994 when living in Castle Donington. She was an active member of the squadron for three years, leaving in 1997 when her family moved to the Isle of Man. Her father, Paul, was also with the squadron during that period as a Civilian Instructor.
Bart Munns who joined at the same time as Fiona and went through training with her expressed her shock and deep sadness that she should lose her life in such a violent manner.
“The Air Cadet Organisation is a close knit community and it is always sad to hear of the death of a cadet either current or past. The manner of Fiona’s death whilst following her chosen profession in the police has shocked us all and our thoughts are with her family”
said Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South and East Midlands Wing of which Long Eaton Squadron is part.
The Squadron intends to send a wreath to Manchester and are looking into a way providing a permanent memorial to an ex cadet so tragically killed.