A busy weekend saw the cadets and staff of 218 Squadron helping Rotherham Council with the staffing of the largest free land show in the North of England.
We helped by assisting cars to park, giving out information and programmes, and getting visitors to the right places, a highlight was the safe delivery of military hero Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE, who was the honoured guest of the Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre. Cadets had their photo taken with Ben and spoke to MCVC staff.
We also ran a laser rifle range for the TA, collected monies for charity and gave out information to recruit new cadets for our next intake on Wednesday 18 September.
With thousands of visitors we had a very demanding role as part of the larger Rotherham team and cadets earned praise from many members of the public. Above all it was a very enjoyable, if tiring, weekend.
The cadets were excellent role models for the young people of Rotherham, a credit to the Air Cadet Organisation, and conducted themselves in a mature and thoughtful manner.