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Wellingborough Cadet takes rugby success to the next level

Article posted: Dec 08, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Richards

A budding rugby star from 378 (Mannock) Squadron has recently been selected from amongst the best in the country to represent the Air Training Corps at their forthcoming clash against the other cadet forces’ national teams.

Cadet Corporal Sean Lyddall, 16, was selected to join the Corps team after taking part in the inter-region competition that saw Central and East Region Air Cadets raise the Corps rugby trophy earlier this month.

Sean is looking forward to gaining his ‘Corps Blue’ badge, which is awarded for representing the organisation nationally, and the team is set to compete at RAF Cosford in Shropshire early next year.

The Squadron’s Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Phil Warr, said: “It’s marvellous news that Sean has been selected to represent the Corps. We at Mannock Squadron are incredibly proud of Sean’s achievements so far and wish him, and the Corps team, the best of luck.”

Mannock Squadron, based at Spring Gardens in Wellingborough, is currently recruiting 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.