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Seven in a Row for the Wing

Article posted: Sep 04, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Seven in a Row for South & East Midlands

The cadets of South & East Midlands Wing once again demonstrated their “all round” ability and competitive spirit at the Central & East Region’s Annual Field Day Competition held at Royal Air Force Wittering, finishing the day overall winners for an amazing seventh consecutive year.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Bradley Spence accepts the Overall Winners Trophy from Group Captain Brett Morrell

In a day of varying conditions, the cadets of all the wings put in magnificent performances and competed to an extremely high standard. However, on the day, the all round strength of South and East Midlands Wing won the day.

There were notable successes in the Full Band (1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron), Drill (2229 (Loughborough) Squadron), and First Aid as well as first place in several of the individual categories, Cadet Flight Sergeant Monk (1084) was Best Drum Major for the second year, The Wing won the Combined Music Competition and swept the board in First Aid.. Together with high placing in all other events showed that the Wing, working as a team, were, yet again, invincible on the day.

Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing expressed his great pleasure saying: “I am extremely proud of the cadets in the Wing for this 7th consecutive victory achieved against the other five wings that are becoming increasingly competitive. Winning the overall trophy for the seventh consecutive year is an astonishing achievement and may I thank all the cadets and staff involved in making this happen”

The winning Team

Group Captain Brett Morrell, Regional Commandant presented the Trophies on the Final Parade held in one of RAF Wittering’s Hangers due to the threat of rain.