NEWS

SEPTEMBER 12TH 2018

Shotput success for air cadet

Cadet Flight Sergeant James Hudson (1)

Cadet Flight Sergeant James Hudson

An air cadet from Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, has thrown his way to victory after winning the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cadets Corps shot put competition.

Cadet Flight Sergeant James Hudson, aged 19, initially joined a number of cadets from the Central and Eastern Region to compete against the other five regions that make up the wider RAF Air Cadets.

Winning the shot put championship at both Wing and Regional level, James then threw 10.94 metres to take the Corps crown.

Athletics has always been an interest for James, he explained: “I have always enjoyed sports both at school and in the Air Cadets. It’s amazing that I get to compete at both a local and national level through the cadets as it allows me to meet new people and challenge myself to achieve higher targets next time.”

It’s not only shot put James excels at though as after completing his throwing challenge he then joined the Air Cadets relay team at the James where he helped the team to claim first place, before finishing his day in second place in the discus competition.

Flying Officer Andrew Redwood, an adult Volunteer, at 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron said: “The RAF Air Cadets is made up of over 40,000 cadets so to win at a Corps level is not something many cadets achieve. Well done Cadet Flight Sergeant Hudson, we’re incredibly proud of you!”

“I have always enjoyed sports both at school and in the Air Cadets. It’s amazing that I get to compete at both a local and national level through the cadets as it allows me to meet new people and challenge myself to achieve higher targets next time.”