Stapleford Air Cadets and volunteer helpers have had their ten years of support to the Elvaston Steam Rally rewarded with the presentation of a trophy for their “Outstanding Contribution” to the annual event and a cheque for £2,500.
It was a complete surprise to the Squadron’s Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns, to be called into the main arena on the Sunday of the Rally to be presented with the magnificent mounted Fireman’s Axe, an award presented annually to the person or organisation who are considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to the event.
The Steam Rally contributes sums of money to various local charities and the squadron is one of the charities that is supported. This year the Rally organisers donated £2,500 to the squadron’s funds. The cadets and volunteer adults work hard for the money taking and accounting for the ticket sales and marshalling the event. Senior cadets assist with the setting up of the rally spending most of the week on the site.
“The cadets and helpers have a tough weekend at Elvaston and to have all that hard work recognised is fantastic. The cheque will enable the squadron to continue with giving Stapleford teenagers a taste of adventure as well as equipping the squadron with essential training aids” said Allan.
The squadron has already been invited back again next year and the cadets are looking forward to it.