NEWS

NOVEMBER 7TH 2017

Weekend round up – 6/11/17

Air Cadets from 121 (Boston) Squadron collecting for the Poppy Appeal

Air Cadets from 121 (Boston) Squadron collecting for the Poppy Appeal

Bonfire Night weekend brought plenty of action for reservists and cadets across the East Midlands.

Members of 203 (Loughborough) and 160 (Lincoln) Squadrons were in Peterborough at the weekend, helping their colleagues from 158 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps to ride the equivalent distance to Cairo for charity without leaving the city.

Members of 160 (Lincoln) Squadron, 158 Royal Logistic Corps taking part in the charity bike ride

Members of 160 (Lincoln) Squadron, 158 Royal Logistic Corps taking part in the charity bike ride

The Army Reserves helped the continuous effort complete a combined 2,200 miles in 30 hours on four exercise bikes to raise over £3,000 for the Poppy Appeal and the Army Benevolent Fund – The Soliders’ Charity.

A group from 203 Squadron were also at Donington Park Race Track at the weekend talking to racegoers at the ever popular round of the British Superbikes Championship as it returned to Leicestershire.

Air Cadets from across the region were also involved in sporting competition with the inter-wing rugby and netball competitions taking place. The South and East Midlands Wing claimed the title in the rugby tournament.

A group from Lincoln Sea Cadets were among those in the North East that went canoeing on the River Tyne as part of the Tyne Tour weekend. The trip involved an over-night camp by the river and plenty of water-based fun.

Cadets have also been out helping raise money for the Poppy Appeal throughout the weekend with members of 141 (Boston) Squadron, 1265 (Horncastle), 1082 (Brimington) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets and Broughton Astley Sea Cadets among those collecting the pennies for the Royal British Legion.

There was plenty of fireworks from Buxton Sea Cadets as their shooting teams came first and second in their area shooting competition. Cadet Chloe Fisher led the way being named the top shot in the competition.

A number of senior Sea Cadets from the region also took part in the National Cadet Conference 2017 held in Weymouth where they spoke about the Sea Cadet experience and how best to engage with young people and get the best out of them.2

A look at what our units were doing last weekend.