GALLERY and VIDEO: March Air Cadets celebrate great year at Neale-Wade awards presentation evening

March Air Cadets presentation evening.

March Air Cadets presentation evening. - Credit: Archant

The achievements of March Air Cadets over the past year were celebrated at a presentation evening at Neale-Wade Academy. Awards to the members of March 1220 Squadron were handed out by MP Steve Barclay.

He said: “It was great to share the evening with young people, they are obviously hardworking and dedicated and should an inspiration to other young people.

“The air cadets gives members a chance to enjoy activities that are not otherwise available and gives them an interest that also keeps them active.”

Cadet Flight Sergeant Chanel Ogden, Ex-Cadet Sergeant Joe Williams and Ex-Corporal Matthew Ward received Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The Readshaw Cup, awarded to the Sports Cadet of the year, went to Corporal Alfie Jaggard.

Darts winner was Cadet (now Corporal) Katie Mowatt and table tennis was Cadet Frasier Casson-Rennie

The Squadron Commander’s Attendance Cup, awarded to the cadet with the highest attendance on parade nights, went to Corporal Joe Goodman. He attended 96 parade evenings.

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The Martin award for the Highest Examination Results went to Cadet Ewan MacRae.

The Keane Shield for Best New Recruit went to Cadet Holly Bicknell.

In the inter-flight shooting competition, the best score was achieved was Sergeant Kyle McLean. Best overall shot was Cadet Flight Sergeant Alex MacRae. Most improved shot was Sergeant Kyle McLean.

The David Turner memorial trophy - for music - went to Corporal Joe Goodman, who played the Last Post on live TV and represented the region at the Corps competition.

The George Cross Memorial Trophy, for the cadet who has contributed most to the squadron’s community work, went to Cadet Frasier Casson-Rennie.

The Diamond Jubilee Trophy, funded by the Mayor’s Charities Fund, which is for Adventure Training, went to Cadet Flight Sergeant Alex MacRae.

The C&G Coaches Award, for contribution to the Corps resulting in a personal achievement, went to Corporal Joe Goodman

The Caldwell Lodge trophy for most improved cadet went to Cadet Katie Mowatt.

Cadet Brandon Casson-Rennie won the Junior Challenge Cup for best junior cadet, while Corporal Joe Goodman lifted the Bower Challenge Trophy for best cadet of the year.

He was described as “an excellent cadet who is proving to be a good role model to others”.

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