Wing Field Weekend Awards for Sandy Cadets

On Sunday 28th June, cadets and staff from 22 (Sandy) returned from the annual Wing Field Weekend competition, along with a number of awards.

22 Photo 2 The weekend was held at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire, brings together all 30 Squadrons and Detached Flights in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, camping out on bases from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon.

Throughout the weekend, the cadets compete in a number of leadership and teamwork exercises, as well as drill & banner drill, aircraft recognition, ensemble, aero modelling, code breaking and the media & photographic competition.

On Sunday morning, despite the wet weather, the cadets took part in the Wing Parade & Review. This year Cadet Warrant Officer Laura Dorrell had the honour of being selected to carry the Wing Banner.

22 Photo 3The Squadron this year achieved a well-earned 12th place overall, as well as achieving 8th in the ensemble competition and taking a superb 1st place in Bletchley Park code breaking.

There was also success in the Wing Media competition, designing a recruitment magazine article, with Cadet Corporal Matthew Foster taking 2nd in the cadet entry, and Civilian Instructor Jeffrey Henshaw wining the staff entry, to win the overall competition.

In the Aero modelling competition, Cadet Corporal Matthew Foster won the Class 2 Scratch Built category for the third year running, with Cadet Lucas Obi taking third, and CI Jeffrey Henshaw took second place in the Class 5 Staff Open.

Cadet Warrant Officer Laura Dorrell commented, “It was great to carry the wing banner on parade despite the weather. The weekend has been fantastic, and I’m really proud of all the cadets”.