April was a good month for 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron’s Air Cadets who, through their individual and various skills, coupled with hard work and determination, gained a raft of medals in a number of different activities.
Having previously participated in Norfolk & Suffolk Wing sporting events, Cadet Corporal Jacob Bullock was picked as a member of the Central & East Region football team which, on 11th April at RAF Cranwell, successfully beat off stiff competition from the other five regions of the Air Training Corps.
Starting on the evening of Friday 24th and finishing on Sunday 26th April a team of eight cadets competed against Norfolk & Suffolk Wing’s other 28 squadrons in range of outdoor pursuits during the annual Wing Field competitions held on the MOD’s Stanta training area near Thetford. The team consisting of Cdt Sgt Savage, Cdt Corporals Bullock & Richardson and Cadets Hardy, Tice, Simpson, Bocking and Gardyne came first in the Fieldcraft section. Their performance in all the various activities also saw the team rise ten places in the rankings from last year, moving up from 26th to 16th position overall.
The same weekend Cdt Corporal ‘Gab’ Kiselius travelled to RAF Cranwell as a member of the Central & East Region Rugby team which on 25th successfully beat the Corps other Regions.
Whilst all this was going on 42F’s Cadet Warrant Officer Alex Stapleton spent the weekend in Shropshire with the Norfolk & Suffolk Wing team participating in the RAF Walking & Road Marching Association’s two day 50 mile march around RAF Cosford. This is a qualifying march for the 100 mile Nijmegen Marches in Holland. The team completed the course and was also judged to be second best ATC team participating.