Town squadron going from strength to strength

Brigg 2222 Squadron EMN-140619-171901001
Brigg 2222 Squadron EMN-140619-171901001

Brigg Air Training Corps Squadron is celebrating named the Central and East Region nominees for the 2014 Marshall Trophy.

The prize is presented to the most improved air cadet squadron in the country.

This award first established in 2008 in memory of Sir Arthur Marshall OBE DL provides an opportunity to highlight and reward the most improved squadron in the Corps.

The Marshall Trophy is awarded to the Air Cadet Squadron that, in the opinion of the judges, has been most successful in achieving consistent and sustained improvement over a three year period.

Flight Lieutenant Gill Wills RAFVR(T), who took over command of the Squadron in November 2008, said: “We now have 50 cadets on the nominal roll and eight adult staff, a large increase over the past few years. The past three years have seen the Squadron make significant increases in First Aid training, Duke of Edinburgh awards and BTEC diplomas in both aviation studies and public services”.

For youngsters aged 13 to 17 wishing to join Brigg Air Cadets, they parade on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Cadet Centre, Bridge Street, Brigg. from 7pm.