1220 (March) Squadron Air Training Corps recently held its annual Presentation Evening. The event consisted of the presentation of annual awards, and a review of the year by the Squadron Commander, Fg Off T Kightly.
The awards were presented by former Officer Commanding Bedfordshire and Cambridge Wing, Squadron Leader P Bower RAFAC, and Neale-Wade Academy Assistant Principal, Mr Theo Boyce.
During the review of the year, the audience heard some statistics around the achievements of the Squadron in 2019. Particularly of interest were the Duke of Edinburgh Award Statistics:
Nine cadets completed the pre-DofE award in 2019 and have been presented with a blue badge to wear on their brassard. They are Corporal Gatty, and cadets Gowler, Freeland, Mayes, Furness, Sousa, Bradshaw, Palmby and Anders.
Seven cadets completed their Bronze DofE awards in 2019. They are Corporal Gatty and cadets Lamb, Brownlie, Murray, Eves, Martin and Manze.
Three cadets were presented their Silver award. They were corporals Lynch-Cotter, Allcock and Baxter.
Sergeant Liam Hill completed his Gold Award. He is currently awaiting his invitation to attend Buckingham Palace to be formally presented his award.
The annual awards as presented, are below
|Gold DofE Pin Badge||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|Darts Competition||Cadet Joshua Mayes|
|Table Tennis Competition||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|Sqn Cdrs Attendance Cup||Cadet Theo Freeland|
|Jason Wing Shield for the Highest Examination Results||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|Keane Shield for Best New Recruit||Cadet Faith Anders|
|Best Overall Shot||Flight Sergeant Jordan Mayes|
|Inter-flight Drill Competition||B Flight|
|Most Improved Shot||Corporal Isabel Stimson|
|George Cross Memorial Trophy for Citizenship and Work in the Community||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|The Readshaw Cup awarded the Sport Cadet of the Year||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|The Mayors Diamond Jubilee Trophy for Adventure Training||Corporal Felicity Allcock|
|The David Turner Memorial Trophy for Music||Sergeant Liam Hill|
|Inter-flight Competition||B Flight|
|Caldwell Lodge Trophy for the Most Improved Cadet||Corporal Isabel Stimson|
|The Junior Challenge Cup||Cadet George Martin|
|Bower Challenge Trophy for Best Cadet of the Year||Flight Sergeant Lauren Thompson|