Air cadets honoured at prize evening

Cpl Rebecca Hopper being presented with her SGT rank slides from Wing Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094432001
Cpl Rebecca Hopper being presented with her SGT rank slides from Wing Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094432001
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Air Cadets from 2222 (Brigg) Squadron have celebrated their achievements for 2014 at their annual presentation of awards, where guest of honour for the evening was Group Captain Nigel Gorman, the Regional Commandant of Central and East Region Air Training Corps.

The evening began with Officer Commanding 2222 (Brigg) Sqn giving a presentation to the parents, friends and guests, providing them with an insight into what the ATC is all about, and what is done within the Squadron.

Cadet Matthew White being presented with his CPL rank slides from Wing  Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094421001

Cadet Matthew White being presented with his CPL rank slides from Wing Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094421001

Various classification awards, first aid badges, swimming competency certificates, BTEC awards and Duke of Edinburgh awards were then presented to the cadets.

The main awards then followed, with some of the most notable awards being presented.

Cadet Corporal Rebecca Hopper was awarded the Best NCO, with The Impact Award, for his continued efforts with assisting the Squadron band, from writing music to servicing the instruments, presented to Cadet Corporal Tom Goulden.

Olivia West received the Best Cadet Award and The Shooting Achievement Award was presented to Cadet Amelia Coulam.

The Squadron band EMN-150203-094454001

The Squadron band EMN-150203-094454001

The Military Skills award went to Cadet Corporal Matthew Coombs and the Highest Attendance Award was presented jointly to Cadets Max Chamley and Kian Bailey.

There was then an award presented from the Royal British Legion to the cadet who they determined had given the most to the community and Cadet Bradley Hall was chosen as the deserved winner.

It was then onto the eagerly awaited promotions for the evening.

The following cadets were promoted to Corporal – Olivia West, Matthew White and Katie Willoughby; Cadet Corporal Rebecca Hopper received her Sergeant.

Cadet Olivia West being presented with her CPL rank slides from Wing Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094443001

Cadet Olivia West being presented with her CPL rank slides from Wing Commander Tony Wright - Officer Commanding Trent Wing EMN-150203-094443001

“The past year has been a fantastic one for the Squadron”, said Flt Lt Wills.

“We have had success in a wide variety of activities which we take part in, in particular when competing against other squadrons in our area where we have shown that we have a winning team.

“Our most notable achievement this year was being presented with the Marshall Trophy, for the most improved Squadron in the Air Training Corps.

“This year we are looking forward to working hard to hopefully go forward and be presented with the Lees Trophy for the best squadron in the Air Training Corps.

Cpl Rebecca Hopper was named Best NCO at the Brigg ATC awards evening and is pictured receiving her trophy from Group Captain Gorman. EMN-150226-072240001

Cpl Rebecca Hopper was named Best NCO at the Brigg ATC awards evening and is pictured receiving her trophy from Group Captain Gorman. EMN-150226-072240001

“We have a number of camps and activities planned for 2015 and we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever before”.

Brigg Air Cadets are always keen to hear from young people who would like to become cadets, as well as adults who wish to become instructors, with the opportunity to do something different and take part in a wide range of outdoor activities and training, including the opportunity to gain qualifications.

To find out more, and if you are aged between 12 (and in Year 8) and 17, email Flt Lt G Wills oc.2222@aircadets.org .

2222 (Brigg) squadron meets on a Tuesday and Thursday night, between 7pm and 9.30pm, at the Cadet Centre in Bridge Street.