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Wing Field Day 2010 - Dead Heat (Again) in the Heat

Article posted: Jun 27, 2010 by sl6

It was the closest finish possible as two squadrons tied for first place at the South & East Midlands Wing Field Day competition held at RAF Wittering repeating their 2008 success.

With the temperature soaring into the high twenties the competition matched the heat in one of the closest run competitions to find the best squadron in South and East Midlands Wing. 1211 (Swadlincote) and 1359 (Beeston) squadrons overcame the heat and fierce competition to repeat the 2008 result of sharing the McKenzie Cup as overall Field Day winners.

The Beeston Squadron were winners in the Drill and Banner Drill competitions, while the Swadlincote Squadron took the top honours in aircraft recognition and the Diorama. Both squadrons scored consistently well throughout the competition.


CWO Ben Gilbert receives the trophy for the Wing’s Best All Round Cadet.

CWO Elodie Marsh of 126 (City of Derby) Squadron was adjudged the Wing’s best female cadet and CWO Ben Gilbert of 378 (Mannock) Squadron took both the best male cadet award and the well deserved Robert Hall Cup for the best all round cadet.

To cap the day for 1211 they were adjudged the best all round squadron for 2009 and took home to Swadlincote the Auster Trophy.


CFS Galliers-Parker (1211) and CWO Grant (1359) collecting the Overall winner’s trophy, mediated by Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson.

Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South and East Midlands Wing presented the trophies and congratulated all who took part “we are a force to be reckoned with being among the best Wings in the country and we look forward to continued success against the other Wings in Central and East Region”.

Sqn Ldr Mark Richards – Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development) who organised the Wing Field Day said “I’d like to thank all the teams that participated in this year’s Wing Field Day and also to thank all the members of staff who supported the day’s activities and events.

All participants worked hard during the day and there were some very credible results which Squadron teams should feel justifiably proud of. Congratulations to all recipients of the Awards and Trophies, especially 1211 (Swadlincote) Sqn and 1359 (Beeston) Sqn who were the joint overall winners”.

By Flt Lt Allan Munns – Media & Communications Officer, South & East Midlands Wing.

2010 Wing Field Day Results

For a full list of the Field Day scores, please click on the following link: WFD 2010 - Results
file: WFD Results 2010 - Annex A.pdf | downloaded: 613 times

For a full list of the trophies awarded on the Field Day, please click on the following link: WFD 2010 - Trophies and Awards
file: WFD 2010 Results - Annex B.pdf | downloaded: 399 times