News

May 13th 2015

15 years of Athletics wins for Derby Air Cadets

For the fifteenth consecutive year, 126 (City of Derby) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) have won the South & East Midlands Wing Athletics Competition.

The Cadets, who represented the Derby Squadron, performed extremely well in both the track and field events and eventually won the overall competition, which took place at the Saffron lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester on Saturday 10 May 2015.

The Cadets walked away with three out of the six trophies available, winning both the boy’s and men’s categories.

For 126 Squadron, their continued success in the athletics competition is put down to hard training and a team spirit with a desire to win. During the competition, Derby squadron could be heard cheering on their team mates from all across the stadium.

The team were particularly successful in the relay events despite the girl’s team on the day only having four Cadets to cover all 11 events.

Several Cadets from Derby will now compete for South and East Midlands Wing at a Regional competition.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Natasha Marshall said: “I couldn’t be more proud of all the Cadets today. They really fought hard and did their best which is all we can ask for. For them to win on top of that is a bonus.”

126 (City of Derby) Squadron ATC is the only squadron in the history of South & East Midlands Wing to win the competition for 15 consecutive years.

"I couldn't be more proud of all the Cadets today. They really fought hard and did their best which is all we can ask for. For them to win on top of that is a bonus."