For 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron It was a chance for the cadets and their instructors to show off their latest acquisition of climbing equipment to their benefactors, the Community Liaison Panel for the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant (REP).

A presentation was made by instructors and cadets to some of the members of the Panel who visited the squadron one April parade evening to view how the grant money had been used.

The Community Liaison Panel is a partnership between North Kesteven District Council, Sleaford Town Council, Kirkby-La-Thorpe Parish Council, and Sleaford REP. Its role is to oversee the delivery and distribution of £285,000 of Community Funding that is being provided by the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.2160 IMG_7736Sgt Ben Hopkins explains

Local groups and organisations are invited to apply for grants up to a maximum of £20,000, in any one year.

2160 (Sleaford) Squadron received a grant of £2870 which was used to replace and enhance the squadron’s adventure training equipment; this will enable the cadets to participate fully in outdoor pursuits, both as a pastime in its own right and as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.

The Officer Commanding the Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Paul Blackman commented:- “We are very grateful to the Sleaford REP panel for making this award to us. This grant has enabled us to purchase the very best climbing equipment available; it will ensure we can really up our game in this particular area of adventure training”.