The Antiques Roadshow recently came to Royal Air Force Coningsby and 10 cadets from 17 (Coningsby) Squadron, Air Training Corps, attended to help with the car parking and other marshalling duties.
Two of the cadets, Cadet Warrant Officer Alex Fido and Corporal Jess Sherwood, were selected by Head Quarters Air Cadets to offer for opinion the Dacre Sword and Broach (trophies awarded to the best male and female cadets in the Corps).
Antique Roadshow’s Graham Lay, who is a former auctioneer and leading specialist in military history and militaria, said “The broach is very rare; it is one of a set of six”. Interestingly four of the other broaches are missing, making the Air Cadet’s Broach very rare indeed.
Sadly the cadets won’t make it onto our TV screens and, based on the valuations, the Squadron will not be relocating to the Bahamas!
Flt Lt Robert Eyre, Officer Commanding 17 (Coningsby) Squadron, said “It was a great event for the Cadets to take part in and was enjoyed by all that attended.”