2461 (Sawston) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

2461 (Sawston) Squadron is the Air Cadet Squadron based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford

Monday 14 January 2013


Cadets from 2461 (Sawston) Squadron, Air Cadets have celebrated the years achievements at their recent awards evening held at the Marven Centre in Sawston.  The Squadron was delighted to have Air Commodore Jon Ford RAF as the reviewing officer.

The evening began with the cadets delivering presentations about some of the highlights of 2012, these included trips to RAF Shawbury, Akrotiri in Cyprus, Gibraltar and Flight Sergeant Sam Long talking about his experience as a candidate on the Junior Leader Course.  Not for the faint-hearted, the Junior Leaders Course is physically demanding and requires real commitment and determination. The course, which runs from September to Easter, involves nine weekend training camps and an assessment week.

Winners during the evening were:

Best male at sport – Cadet Corporal Jack Sawcer
Best female at sport – Cadet Olga Tyler
Award for aeronautical achievement – Cadet Flight Sergeant Sam Long
Marksmanship – Cadet Corporal Katherine Hill
RAFA Collections – Cadet Edred Whittingham
Conduct and Bearing – Cadet Corporal Jack Sawcer
Best attendance – Cadet Sergeant Richard Barker
Best first year cadet – Cadet Jordan Skehel
Award for outstanding personal achievement – Cadet Lewis Ritchie
Best Cadet – Cadet XJ Ward
Best NCO – Cadet Corporal Katherine Hill

During the evening Air Commodore Ford and Squadron Commander Flying Officer Chris Cox paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of the cadets, Squadron staff, the committee and the parents.  The evening ended with a buffet allowing guests to mingle with members of the Squadron.

Cadet Corporal Katherine Hill said “The Squadron has had a fantastic year and I was proud to receive my award.”

Flying Officer Chris Cox added “The cadets have achieved a lot in 2012 and should quite rightly be proud, they have proved themselves as excellent young members of their local community.”

2461 (Sawston) Squadron meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at our headquarters on Hayfield Avenue.  For more information about joining as either a cadet or member of staff please contact 01223 834585 (Monday and Thursday Evenings) or email oc.2461@aircadets.org

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