Air cadets are out to impress

Wideopen air cadets march past the head of the Air Cadet Organisation, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR.
Wideopen air cadets march past the head of the Air Cadet Organisation, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR.
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Young air cadets were on their best behaviour as they came face to face with the top boss.

Members of 861 (Wideopen) Squadron were inspected by the head of the Air Cadet Organisation, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, for the final phase of the prestigious Sir Alan Lees Trophy competition, which recognises the UK’s top performing squadron.

I am so proud of 861 and all of its cadets and staff

Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant James Elliott

The squadron has already been identified as top performers in the north after a regional inspection in March.

Air Commodore McCafferty complimented the cadets on their turnout, enthusiasm and the work of the volunteer adult staff.

Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant James Elliott, said: “I am so proud of 861 and all of its cadets and staff. We began this journey in 2010 and we have come a long way to be recognised as top squadron in the north.”

“It was a real thrill to host the Commandant Air Cadets for the evening and we had a fantastic time showing off the Squadron to her.”

For more on the squadron visit www.861sqn.org