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Wellingborough Air Cadet to the Rescue

Article posted: Aug 16, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Richards

Cadet Shaquille Bartley of Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps had a surprise visit by members of Wellingborough Police’s Safer Communities Team who visited to thank him for his actions at a road traffic collision in the town earlier in the day.

Police Community Support Officers Chris Asante and Phil Dobson dropped in to the Squadron Headquarters to praise Shaquille on his quick thinking and assistance to the victims of the accident, offering support to those involved and ensuring the scene was safe until the emergency services arrived.

PCSO Asante, Cadet Bartley, PCSO Dobson

Flight Lieutenant James Broadhurst, 378 Squadron’s Acting Officer in Charge, said: “We have a good deal of reason to be proud of our cadets at Mannock Squadron, although Shaquille’s actions today deserve special praise.

“Demonstrating a real community minded spirit and a level headedness beyond his years, Shaquille has helped others in need and is a credit to our Squadron.

“My thanks go out to Chris and Phil from the Safer Communities Team for taking the time out to come and thank Shaquille personally this evening”.

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.