Saturday, October 5, 2013
Exmouth Air Cadets have capped off an action-packed summer by retaining a prestigious trophy.
Cadets from 299 Squadron attended the Devon and Somerset Wing Activities Weekend in Okehampton, and won the first aid trophy for the seventh year in a row.
Cadets at the event also took part in banner drill, public speaking, art and photographic competitions.
The cadets’ summer began with a trip climbing mountains in Wales, and also saw some cadets gaining qualifications in kayaking, and flying powered gliders at Chivenor, which can then lead to a gliding scholarship.
Cadets also attended the Battle of Britain parade in Exeter, and went to the Dartmouth Royal Regatta, a trip which included a flight in a Sea King helicopter.
The squadron is now going into its winter programme, which will include training for next year’s Ten Tors and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and although a new intake has just joined there could still be places available for new recruits.
For information on joining the group, who meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7pm and 9.30pm at the headquarters in Phear Park, visit www.299exmouth.com, or call 01395 227032 on parade nights.