Competition success for Exmouth Air Cadets

PUBLISHED: 12:01 04 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:01 04 October 2015

Members of Exmouth Air Cadets with their Wing Activities Competition trophies. From left to right: Corporal Richard Buston, Cadet Jodie Pointer, Cadet Tayor Roberts, Cadet Thomas Sanderson, Corporal Safeen Kay.

Members of Exmouth Air Cadets with their Wing Activities Competition trophies. From left to right: Corporal Richard Buston, Cadet Jodie Pointer, Cadet Tayor Roberts, Cadet Thomas Sanderson, Corporal Safeen Kay.

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Members of Exmouth Air Cadets are celebrating after winning trophies at their Wing Activities Competition.

The event saw youngsters from Exmouth’s 299 Squadron competing against cadets from across Devon and Somerset in a variety of disciplines.

In the team first aid competition, the Exmouth team of Corporal Richard Buston, Corporal Safeen Kay, Cadet Thomas Sanderson and Cadet Jodie Pointer came out on top, with Corporal Kay achieving the highest individual score.

Corporal Kay also took first place in the over-16 aircraft recognition competition, with Exmouth Cadet Taylor Roberts taking first place in the under-16 section.

Corporal Kay also achieved first place in the aviation photography contest, winning the Aviation Artistry award.

The teams are now off next weekend to compete in the regional championships, along with swimmers from the squadron who qualified earlier this month.

This competition success is just part of a packed summer for Exmouth cadets.

Among the highlights, Sergeant Jazmin Hoe and Cadet Warrant Officer Dan Bagnall took part in the annual Nijmegen Four Day March in the Netherlands, completing 100 miles, Sergeant Oli Hackney took part in a sea kayaking expedition off the Cornish coast, and Corporal Kay gained the Sir Sefton Brancker Flying Scholarship, which helps youngsters become qualified pilots.

A group of cadets also spent a week doing outdoor activities in north Wales, including gorge walking, raft building, canoeing, mountain biking and mountaineering.

The cadets meet at their headquarters at the top of Phear Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Anyone interested in joining can visit www.299exmouth.com for more information and contact details.

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