Last weekend Mablethorpe Air Cadets proved ‘Nothing is Impossible’ which is their squadron motto. They attend an annual competition competing in events including drill, banner drill, media, music ensemble, target shooting, clay target shooting, aircraft modelling, aircraft recognition and so much more. They had an incredible day competing against 30 squadrons from across Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Mablethorpe Air Cadets are the only detached flight and is the smallest unit their achievements on the day were unbelievable.
For the second year in a row they won the Annual Media Trophy. For this they had to collect media points through the year and on the day they entered a staff and cadet photography competition. Sgt(ATC) Donna Gardiner came 2nd in the staff photography and Cadet Rebecca Patchett came 3rd in the cadet photography. Sgt(ATC) Donna Gardiner said “It has been a lot of hard work throughout the year to retain the trophy but it was certainly worth it. It is with thanks to our local press offices who support us with promoting the unit without them we certainly wouldn’t be retaining the trophy.” Other highlights of the day were 3rd in First Aid and 3rd in the Modelling competition.
The day finished on an extreme high with Mablethorpe Air Cadets finishing 7th overall out of 31 squadrons. Commanding Officer WO(ATC) Scott Gardiner said “It is all thanks to the cadets and staff for their continuous commitment, dedication and passion for the Air Cadet Organisation. I am one proud Commanding Officer and their achievements are outstanding for such a small unit.”
Wing Commander Tony Wright said “They never fail to surprise me! The unit is moving from strength to strength and I will look forward to seeing many more successes from the unit.”