Athletics Teams from the six wings of Central and East Region came to a warm, showery Bedford Stadium to battle for the Region Championship Title.
Overcoming the vagaries of the British June weather, the teams proved well matched and the cadets determined and competitive.
At the end of the day, the staff and cadets assembled for the results and were left in no doubt about the closeness of the competition as classes were determined by the odd half point and with some positions tied. So close was the competition, the overall winning Wing was certainly not obvious.
Reading out the results from sixth place, Squadron Leader Kevin Bunn, the Region Sports Officer, kept the suspense going; Third place went to South and East Midlands Wing, Second to Norfolk and Suffolk.
Eventually Trent Wing was pronounced as the Region Athletics Champions for 2016 and were presented wit the Trophy by Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, deputising for the Regional Commandant.
Congratulations and well done to the sporting cadets of Trent Wing.