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Team Mannock takes to the athletics track

Article posted: May 17, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Richards

On Sunday (8 May) the cadets of 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps were out in force to represent the unit at the South and East Midlands Wing annual Athletics Competition. The cadets competed with those from 28 other Squadrons in the area and the day was littered with successes.

Amongst the triumphs, Cadet Corporal Sean Lyddall, 16, forged ahead winning the youth section 100 metre sprint, with a new personal best time, and by taking gold in the youth long jump. Cadet Ben Littlewood, 14, was best in class with a win in the boys long jump. Both Sean and Ben have now been selected to represent the Wing for the forthcoming regional competition.

The Mannock Squadron Team

Flying Officer Phil Warr, Officer in Charge at 378 Squadron, said: “It’s been a fantastic effort from all the team today. Every participant has advanced the Squadron’s standing for this competition and should be rightly proud of themselves, as I am of them.”

378 (Mannock) Squadron is based at Spring Gardens in Wellingborough. The unit is currently recruiting for adult volunteer staff as well as welcoming new cadets to its ranks. Volunteers or young people interested in learning more about the RAF Air Cadets in Wellingborough can visit: or the Squadron’s Facebook page at: The Squadron’s training takes place at their headquarters on Monday and Wednesday evenings.