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We had a dual role at the Sutton Bonnington Village Fete again with the cadets assisting the fete by helping to park vehicles. Additionally we brought a full size glider to sit by our PR stand. Cadets helped dozens of children in getting to grips with a real aircraft and awarding all with their "wings" stickers.
On 20th November 2016, 2425 Cadets, Staff and Comittee took part in a Guiness World Record attempt at the most aircraft modellers building kits at one time in one place. This record attempt took place at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Click the above image to see all photos from the event. We will publish an update when the record is verified.
We entered strong teams in this year's Wing Swimming event at Harvey Haddon Stadium.
Final results were:
Junior Boys: 2nd Place (1 point behind 1st Place)
Junior Girls: 5th Place (2 points behind 4th place and 8 points behind 3rd
Senior Boys: 2nd Place (3 points behind 1st Place)
Overall, the Squadron finished in 4th place only 3 points behind 3rd place.
After a number of training walks around the East Leake area thirteen cadets completed their Bronze D of E Expedition in the Vale of Belvoir during the last weekend in September. They faced heavy rain overnight and all of Sunday but they were undaunted and their spirits remained high.
2425 Squadron Staff and Cadets in front of the Church at Ruddington (12/11/2016). Collecting for the Poppy Appeal on behalf of the Royal British Legion Ruddington Branch.
Six exceptional young people will get the chance to fly thanks to the Royal Air Forces Association’s Flying Scholarships programme.
The Flying Scholarship programme runs annually as a thank you to members of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), which includes the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF), Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets (GVCAC) and Air Scouts/Air Explorer Scouts for their continuous support to the Association.
Three cadets from 2425 Sqn have recently completed NCO course. Cpl Scully has completed his Cadet Drill Instructor course which is designed to train cadets in the theory and practice of parade drill. Cpl Woodier has passed his initial NCO course which provisions those with leadership potential with the basic skills they might require to be an effect NCO and lead teams of cadets. Flt Sgt Hinchley has passed his Advance NCO course which is an opportunity for more experienced NCOs to do some personal development training and is now a prerequisite for attaining the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer.
This flagship event celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps and took place at RAF Cranwell on August 13th.