Bronze for ‘Team LB’

Competitors from Longbenton air cadets at Monkton Stadium.

Competitors from Longbenton air cadets at Monkton Stadium.

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Air cadets have been flying high in track and field after claiming the bronze at a regional competition.

Longbenton cadets took part in the contest at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow against 34 other squadrons from across County Durham and Northumberland.

Youngsters aged 12 to 19 from the squadron competed in five different age categories to claim overall third spot, with a total of 15 medals.

Among them was a gold in the 100m by 14-year-old Harry Dixon, and golds in the discus and shot for Courtney Cartwright, also 14.

Longbenton commanding officer flight lieutenant Gary Richardson said: “I am tremendously proud of our young people, who showed great commitment and dedication by representing the squadron.

“It’s a real example of teamwork paying off.”