301 (Bury St Edmunds) Squadron ATC cadets receive their awards

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Young air training cadets have been recognised for their skills and commitment at an awards evening held recently.

Trophies were presented to members of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Suqadron Air Training Corps by Suqadron leader Graham Deere.

Best Overall Cadet trophy went to Cadet Sergeant Matthew Irwin who received two other trophies during the evening.

Matthew received the best cadet award for attendance, attitude, appearance, commitment and overall participation. During the year he has obtained his Silver Duke of Edinburgh award, represented the squadron and Norfolk and Suffolk Wing in various sports and represented the Wing in the International Air Cadet Exchange programme in Canada.

Matthew also received the sports award and his flight, which he leads, was given the Inter Flight Shield.

The attendance trophy went to Cadet Corporal Cameron Doherty who had shown a high level of commitment to the squadron.

Cadet Owen Borley received the Shooting award while Cadet James Wappett received the Drill and Deportment Plate.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Glenn McLaughlin received the Adventure Training and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award trophy while Cadet Victoria Brockett-Wain received the Best Junior Cadet award.

Squadron Leader Flt Lt Mark Brett said: “The judging for the awards was very difficult this year. We have some very committed cadets who have made some excellent achievements.”