1406 Stamford Squadron

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Raining “Cups and Medals!”

Sunday 12th May saw twenty Air Cadets from 1406 (Spalding) Squadron make the relatively short trip to Bedford International Athletics Stadium for the annual Bedfordshire and  Cambridgeshire Wing athletics  competition.

The cadets competed in a range of events ranging from 100m on the track to high jump on the field.

High spirits were definitely required on the day as the rain set in for the afternoon, but it did not dampen spirits, moral or motivation from all the cadets, and their sheer determination and resilience throughout the day was outstanding.

Despite some tough competition the Squadron was able to come home with a large haul of medals and trophies!

Three of these were gold earned by Cadets Steve Wilson (Shot put junior Boys), Emily Ransome (300m) and Ruth Sandford (Shot put, both Junior Girls). All three now go on to represent the Wing next month at the Inter Wing Competition to be held at Leicester Stadium.

The final surprises of the day for the Squadron were yet to come, when the final results were announced. The Squadron was rewarded for their hard work with the announcement they were Winners of the Junior Girls and Overall Girls Shields!

If that was not enough to be going home with, the final accolade came when the Squadron were crowned as the Overall Athletics Champions for Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing of 2013. The look of surprise on the cadets and Squadron Staff alike was priceless.

Afterwards Corporal Oxby said, “The Squadron were so proud to be confirmed the winner of the competition for this year, it goes to show that with good old team work, determination and the support of our staff what can be achieved, all the cadets would like to thank Mr Aluzzi (team manager) and Mr and Mrs Nell (coaching staff) for their efforts in getting us
to this level.