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Six in a Row for South & East Midlands

Article posted: Sep 11, 2011 by Flt Lt Waplington

The cadets of South & East Midlands Wing again proved too competitive for the other wings at the Central & East Region’s annual Field Day Competition held at Royal Air Force Wittering, finishing the day overall winners for the sixth consecutive year.

Overcoming appalling conditions, the cadets of all the wings put in a magnificent performance 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), First Aid (5(F) (Northampton) and Diorama (138 (1st Nottingham) Squadron), as well as first place in several of the individual categories, Cadet Sergeant Monk (1084) was Best Drum Major, and Cadet Corporal Bull (5F (Northampton) Squadron) was the best Solo Side Drummer to name just two. Together with high placings 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 delight saying: “I am extremely proud of the Wing for this 6th consecutive victory achieved in very challenging weather conditions and facing stiffer competition from the other wings than before. Winning this trophy doesn’t get any easier so a big thank you to all the cadets and staff involved in making this happen”

Due to the heavy rain that blighted the competition, a Final Parade was not held. The trophies and certificates won by the wing will be presented by the Wing Commander when the opportunity presents itself.