|Marching on for the inspection at the National Competition|
In November, a group of young people from Rotherham travelled down to Buckinghamshire to attend the annual National Drill Competition for the third year running. As part of their local Royal Air Force Air Cadet squadron, 218 Rotherham competed against the rest of the UK in drill. This required a huge amount of practice and discipline, which the cadets had been working towards for the full year following the preliminary competitions at Wing and Regional level. Out of the seven competing regions, 218 Rotherham came third overall representing the North of England- that’s third out of over 900 squadrons. The team were overjoyed with the result and even more determined to try again for the fourth year running to become 1st in the UK.
|Ready for the North Region Competition|
The Air Cadet organisation is a group for aspiring teenagers from the age of 12 to 20, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year. It provides training for service and civilian life, developing leadership qualities and encouraging good citizenship. For 218 Rotherham, being third in the country is not all they have to brag about. From completing the 100 mile Nijmegen marches, to reaching the National Air Cadet competitions in multiple sports, 218 have a lot to be proud of. Next year, they aim to add even more to their trophy cabinet.
By FS Dovey