Cadets from 31 (Tower
Hamlets) and 241 (Wanstead and Woodford) Squadrons enjoyed their moment in the spotlight on the red
carpet, as they formed a Guard of Honour at one of the most exciting television
events of the year.
The Pride of Britain
Awards recognise the unsung achievements of remarkable people – from the
emergency services and charity fundraisers, to brave young people overcoming
extraordinary adversity and illness whilst fighting to raise awareness and
support for others.
The Awards ceremony was
hosted by television personality, and Ambassador for the Royal
Air Force Air Cadets, Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman RAF VR(T), who
invited the cadets to be involved.
31 (Tower Hamlets)
Squadron was selected by Commandant
Air Cadets to represent the RAF Air Cadets, having recently won the Lees
Trophy – the annual competition to select the best Air Training Corps unit from
over 950 across the country.
Speaking about the
event, 31 Squadron's Cadet Warrant Officer Isha Hussain, 19, said: “It was
incredibly exciting and very humbling to meet so many incredible people.
“Lots of them took the
time to come and speak to us whilst we were standing on parade. We met lots of
the winners, including some of the Team GB Olympic athletes, who got a special
recognition award – they were lovely and really excited to be there!
“We also saw lots of the
celebrities who were there to present awards; it was a real honour to be there
to represent the Air Training Corps in its 75th Anniversary year.”