News & Events
28 November 2013
Air Cadets from 2516 (Droitwich) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, are flying high after being recognised as the second best Squadron in the UK by the Air Cadet Organisation. The Squadron had to go through several hoops from being inspected at both local and regional level, to get the final stage out of nearly 1,000 Squadrons. They were then inspected by Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, who was hugely impressed with the enthusiasm of the young cadets on the Squadron for the community work, achievements and showing that they have so much fun whilst being at the Squadron and learning lots of new skills.
Air Commodore McCafferty said, “The Morris Trophy recognises the best of the best. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Droitwich Squadron for their inspection. The young people were having so much fun and clearly enjoying themselves. The squadron was a very happy place. When it comes to achievements, such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, BTEC Qualifications, and Flying and Gliding scholarships, the squadron is achieving way beyond targets. I had so much fun when I was here.”
Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Paul Wilde said, “I am so proud of their achievements. The Cadets work extremely hard all year round and prepared long and hard for this award. They are credit to themselves and their Squadron. To be recognised as second out of nearly 1,000 Squadrons in the UK is fantastic.”