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Cadets on parade for awards

PUBLISHED: 06:36 30 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

IT was the highlight of the year for a group of Ipswich air cadets.

The annual presentation evening for the 188 (Ipswich) Squadron, Air Training Corps, took place at their Yarmouth Road HQ, and was attended by about 100 friends and family of the young cadets.

IT was the highlight of the year for a group of Ipswich air cadets.

The annual presentation evening for the 188 (Ipswich) Squadron, Air Training Corps, took place at their Yarmouth Road HQ, and was attended by about 100 friends and family of the young cadets.

Beginning with an inspection of the cadets by Wing Commander, Ivor Bartrum, of the Norfolk and Suffolk wing of the Air Training Corps, the event then turned to the presentation of awards, including one for Best New Recruit, and Best Cadet.

After the presentation, a prize draw was held and those present enjoyed a buffet meal.

Award winning cadets were: Stephanie Cole, Catherine Anderson, Eisha Cooke, Aaron Willis and James Dale.

The Air Training Corps is an organisation for anyone between the ages of 13 and 19 with an interest in aviation.

They meet regularly on Monday and Wednesday nights between 7.30 and 9.30pm at the Yarmouth Road TA compound and are always on the lookout for new recruits, or committee members.

Squadron secretary Maggie Perkins, said: "The evening went very well. We are always on the look out for new members, or even committee members. "Our only source of finance comes from our own fundraising events and we welcome any assistance."

Those interested should contact Alan Perkins on 01223 832444/01473 464100.


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