March cadet earns her wings after flying solo for the first time

PUBLISHED: 17:17 23 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:18 23 August 2010

Corporal Lauren Arnold, a member of the 1220 March Air Cadets has gained her silver gliding wings. Lauren with her instructor Flt Lt Andy Sharman

Corporal Lauren Arnold, a member of the 1220 March Air Cadets has gained her silver gliding wings. Lauren with her instructor Flt Lt Andy Sharman

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A CADET from March has been honoured after completing her first ever solo flight.

Corporal Lauren Arnold of 1220 (March) Squadron became the 10th member to collect her silver gliding wings after flying the Grob Viking glider in Wethersfield, Essex, by herself.

“When my Friday slot was cancelled due to cross winds I joked that it wasn’t a problem and that I would just land at Stansted instead,” she said.

March Squadron are now recruiting and will hold an open evening on September 8 with the new intake night arranged for September 14.

For further information visit www.1220atc.org.uk.


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