Bury St Edmunds air cadets recognised at awards ceremony

Cdt Green, Cdt Sgt Osbourne, Cdt Cpl Borley, Cdt Cpl Potter, Cdt Treacy, Cdt Wreathall and Cdt Wiggins ANL-141029-140953001
Cdt Green, Cdt Sgt Osbourne, Cdt Cpl Borley, Cdt Cpl Potter, Cdt Treacy, Cdt Wreathall and Cdt Wiggins ANL-141029-140953001
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Air cadets in Bury St Edmunds have been recognised for their efforts in the last year at an annual awards ceremony.

Members of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Squadron received a number of trophies in categories such as attendance, drill, and sports.

The event at the Army Reserve Centre, in Newmarket Road, started with a formal parade and inspection of the cadets with Wing Commander (Retd) Andy Tucker, a former RAF tornado pilot, handing out the awards.

The local branch of the Royal Airforces Association donated a new trophy for the cadet who raised the most money for the charity during a collection before this year’s Battle of Britain parade. Cadet Corporal Elliot Potter was the first recipient and was also handed the Adventure Training accolade.

The Attendance Trophy recognising the best turnout at public events and parades went to Cadet Thomas Wreathall.

Cadet Oliver Green was awarded the Drill and Deportment Plate and Cadet Ashley Wiggins got the Best Junior Cadet award.

The Sports Award was given to Cadet Jack Tracey who represented Norfolk and Suffolk Wing and the region at a swimming gala at RAF Cranwell. He won three silver medals to add to his tally of seven golds and one silver when he represented the Wing and Squadron last month. He also broke two Wing records and one regional record.

The Inter Flight Shield was awarded to A Flight, led by Cadet Sergeant Matthew Osborne.

Cadet Corporal Owen Borley picked up the Best Overall Cadet Trophy and the Shooting Award.