Lauren retires from cadet life as she prepares to join the RAF

Lauren Arnold

Lauren Arnold - Credit: Archant

AFTER seven years of service, Lauren Arnold of 1220 (March) Squadron, has retired from cadet life.

Soon to start her military career as a driver in the Mechanical Transport section of the RAF, Lauren leaves behind a legacy of hard-work and success from her time with the Air Training Corps.

As a talented sportswoman Lauren won competitions in athletics, cross-country and swimming and was awarded the Wing Sports Cadet of the Year trophy in 2008. In the air she also gained her silver wings after completing a gliding scholarship.

Impressively, after only taking up the trumpet during her time in the cadets, Lauren went on to win the Wing Solo Bugle Competition and was part of a two-time winning fanfare team.

In her time in the corps, Lauren gained the highest possible classification Staff Cadet, and achieved all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. She then used this experience to mentor new cadets, continuing in this role when she later became a civilian instructor.