Sandy Air Cadets Commemorate Search and Rescue 70th Anniversary

On Sunday 26th November, Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron attended a service in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the forming of RAF Search & Rescue.

The service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and included the unveiling and dedication of the RAF Search and Rescue Memorial Stone. The service paid tribute to the hard work and sacrifice of the Search and Rescue squadrons, and that of the RAF mountain rescue service, other last 70 years.

22 (Sandy) Squadron hold an association to RAF search and rescue through 22 Squadron Royal Air Force, who are currently one of the three search and rescue squadrons in the country. 202 (Winsford) Squadron and 203 (Gainsborough) Squadron, who also share an association with RAF Search and Rescue, were also in attendance. The Air Training Corps are also this year commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the forming of the Air Training Corps.

The memorial unveiling was carried out after an address from Air Vice Marshall P Osbourn CBE, Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group, Royal Air Force. The ceremony concluded with a number of low flypasts by an RAF Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Kim Coates (18) said, “RAF Search and Rescue do an amazing job in some of the most difficult conditions, so to have this association with the squadron is very special”.

Remembrance Sunday

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets