Ely cadet promoted to flight sergeant after a whirlwind four years of success

The promotion to Flight Sergeant for Rory Donoghue at 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron. Photo: 1094 City

The promotion to Flight Sergeant for Rory Donoghue at 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets. - Credit: Archant

A dedicated cadet has been promoted to flight sergeant after four years at 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron.

The promotion to Flight Sergeant for Rory Donoghue at 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron. Photo: 1094 City

The promotion to Flight Sergeant for Rory Donoghue at 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets. - Credit: Archant

Rory Donoghue has attended Easter and summer camps every year and represented the wing and region in football, rugby and athletics.

In his spare time Rory is a staff cadet at Cambridge Gliding Club and enjoys white water kayaking and snowboarding.

This year has been particularly busy for the youngster, as he was part of the winning team at the corps rugby championship held at RAF Cranwell.

He won the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire wing sportsman of the year trophy and attended the air cadet leadership course at RAF Cranwell before heading off to the ATC adventure training summer camp at RAF Troodos in Cyprus.

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant


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This weekend he is attending The RAF100 national aerospace camp and when he returns he will be setting off on a parachute course at NetherAvon with the Army Parachute Association.

Rory was promoted by the sector warrant officer Tabs Robelou IC 1094 Squadron.

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Cadets also took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch.

They were given a set of basic ingredients and cooking facilities. Their challenge was to ‘chef’ the best meal.

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

A squadron spokesman said: “Cooking is an essential skill, especially during DofE expeditions and teams were decided by staff to ensure an equal chance of success and to promote squadron cohesion.

“Some interesting skills were demonstrated but all teams presented an edible presentation for judging in the end.”

The best effort of the night was by Cpl Collins’ team, who were Sgt Stubbs and Cadets Bennett, Haward and Robinson.

The squadron meets on two evenings a week where cadets are trained in preparation for all free activities provided by the Royal Air Force air cadets

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

If you are aged between 12 and 17 and would like to know more then visit: www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/want-to-join/

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 109

Cadets took part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type challenge to create a meal from scratch. Photo: 1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets - Credit: Archant

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