Awards evening for Brigg cadets

A proud moment: 2222 Squadron Brigg Air Training Corps with Brigg MP Andrew Percy (right).

A proud moment: 2222 Squadron Brigg Air Training Corps with Brigg MP Andrew Percy (right).

It was congratulations all round as 2222 Squadron Brigg Air Training Corps invited the town’s MP Andrew Percy to join their big night of the year - the annual awards evening.

Part of Trent Wing in the annual adjudication, the Brigg Squadron was placed fourth overall out of the 41 squadrons in the wing.

This is the highest placing Brigg has ever achieved, in a wing that stretches into Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, as well as throughout Lincolnshire.

Praising the unit, Flt. Lt. Gill Wills, the Officer Commanding 222 Sqaudron said: “ATC is about developing qualities of good citizenship, well done to all the cadets.”

In just 12 years the squadron has gone from having just 12 cadets to more than 50.

The cadets were joint winners of the 1st Aid section with Chesterfield, and were also recognised for their achievements in drill, shooting and aircraft recognition.

There had also been a number of occasions when the squadron band had been active locally.

Members had played at the Brigg Remembrance Day Parade, Brigg Christmas Lights Switch On, Hibaldstow RAF Reunion and at the RAF Waddington Air Show.

Cadets had also taken up the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and for their 2014 programme they will be involved in camps in Cornwall and at Beckingham.

At the awards evening, Katie McCabe was named Cadet of the Year and there was also a special award presented to Cadet Chad Dawson, who had won the 100 metres in the National Cadet Sports.

Adding his praise to the squadron Andrew Percy said “It’s really great to see the young people so engaged, especially when there is sometimes too much negative focus on youngsters.

“The squadron does the town and the area proud.”




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