Sandy Take Sector Banner Second

On Sunday 24th March, cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron took part in the Western Sector banner drill competition, taking second place for the second year in a row.

The competition, held at a rather snow covered RAF Brampton, saw the cadets competing against cadets from Western Sector of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing. Those in the banner drill team were, Cadet Connor Kilby (13), Cadet Callan Whitbread (15), Cadet Corporal Jessica Gouveia (15), Cadet Corporal Lauren Corporal Barton (16), and Cadet Flight Sergeant Laura Dorrell (16) as the banner bearer.

The banner drill competition requires the Squadron banner team to perform a sequence of precise drill movements using the squadron banner, as well a thorough inspection of the team’s uniforms.

After all the Squadron had finished been through the inspection and competition sequence, the results were announced, with Sandy Squadron earning second place in the Sector for the second year in a row, being beaten by four times Sector, Wing and Regional champions, and previous national champions and runner-up, 134 (Bedford) Squadron.

Sergeant Sinead How (ATC) commented, “The team did a really good job to get second place, especially with the strong competition. Well done to all the team for their hard work and dedication training for the competition”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets