South & East Midlands Wing has won the 2007 Central & East Region Field Day held at RAF Wittering on Sunday 2nd September 2007.
Cadets from South and East Midlands Wing competed with fellow cadets from across Central and East Region in numerous competitions including aircraft recognition, aircraft modelling, drill, first aid, shooting and several band competitions.
The Wing came first in the Full Marching Band competition, represented by 1084 (Market Harborough) Sqn, and was awarded the Lincolnshire Cup. In addition, 1084 Sqn also won the Percussion section too, resulting in the Wing being awarded the EATAVRA Shield.
5F (Northampton) Sqn represented the Wing at First Aid and won, with trophy number three, the Hullavington Cup being awarded to the Wing. 1211 (Swadlincote) Sqn won both the staff entry for the radio advert as part of the MCO competition and the Ensemble competition with CFS Nuttall of 126 (Derby) Sqn winning the Solo Bugler competition.
The Wing was again presented with the Fazackerley Trophy for overall winners of the 2007 Central & East Region Field Day.
Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson, OC South & East Midlands Wing commented, “I am extremely proud of the cadets and staff that have put in the hard work and effort to represent South & East Midlands Wing. I know it has not been easy with activities, camps and holidays for everyone to get fully prepared and in some cases to get teams together for practice so our achievement in retaining the trophy for another year was even more impressive. Congratulations to everyone involved for a magnificent effort”.
Sqn Ldr Mark Richards, Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development) echoed Wg Cdr Dickinson’s comments saying “thanks to all the participants for their efforts, not just on the day but also for their hard work and preparation leading up to the Region Field Day. In addition, thanks also to all the staff that helped prepare the teams for their respective competitions. Also, on behalf of the Wing and Region, thanks again to Gp Capt Atherton, Station Commander of RAF Wittering for allowing us to use the facilities for both the Wing and Region Field Days and the continued support by RAF Wittering to both South & East Midlands Wing and the ACO, it is greatly appreciated”.