September 26th 2017

Out and about in September – Weekend round-up 25/9/17

Loughborough and Melton RAF Air Cadets

The summer may be drawing to a close but plenty of units were out and about at the weekend.

1279 (Melton Mowbray) and 2229 (Loughborough) Squadrons got their maps and compasses out for two days of exploring the Leicestershire countryside as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award.

Other members from Melton joined friends from 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron for a day of flying at RAF Cranwell for unforgettable experiences and learning.

Nottingham Sea Cadets were able to sit back and let someone else do the running this weekend. Andrew Farrar ran the Nottingham Half Marathon to raise money for the unit, completing the 13.1 miles in a chip recorded time of 2hrs 17mins 37secs.

It was a big day for Northampton Sea Cadets as they held their annual free Fun Day. Activities at the Nun Mills Road unit’s HQ by the River Nene included gladiator fighting, bungee running, activities on the water and a barbecue. Brackley Sea Cadets also came down to give them a hand.

Mansfield Sea Cadets meanwhile were at Ashfield Gala fundraising and they managed to raise a brilliant £159.62 for the unit after explaining to the public about what they do.

Another fundraising idea was open on Saturday as Lincoln Sea Cadets manned their pop up their own café as part of the Lincoln Pride event. All of the proceeds from the cafe go to the unit who run it as and when they can to raise money.

Wellingborough Sea Cadets enjoyed a splashing weekend on the water, enjoying a combined 180 hours of boating time on the water and helping build towards qualifications in kayaking, sailing, yole boating (a kind of sailing vessel) and power boating.

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