Sandy cadet on their way up

On Sunday 12th June, Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron returned from their most successful annual Wing Field Weekend in the Squadron’s history.

The weekend, held at RAF Wyton, saw the cadets compete against 28 other squadrons, being tested on drill, teamwork, leadership, code breaking, aircraft recognition and much more. In the drill competition the squadron came 8th, and 13th overall for the whole weekends activities, the best the squadron has ever achieve,

Over the weekend the squadron also saw success in the wing aero modelling competition, with Cadet Elliot Hall (14) winning the class 1 aircraft model, and second in the class 2 scratch built model categories. Civilian Instructor Jeffrey Henshaw also received third in the class 5 staff open competition.

The staff photographic competition was also won by Civilian Instructor Jeffrey Henshaw, with this year’s theme being “Fun in the Air Cadet Organisations”. The photos will now go through to the regional competition. Additionally, Flight Lieutenant Geoff Matthews won the staff aircraft recognition competition, achieving a perfect score.

Cadet Sergeant Tiffany Cotton said, “It’s been a really good weekend. Really enjoyed it all, and although tiring, has been worth all the weeks of training”.

Adult Sergeant Sinead How also commented, “The squadron have done really well, especially for such a young team. For most of the cadets this is their first time at the competition, so they can be proud of how they have done”.

Sandy cadets take on competition

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets