Air Cadets from 2222 (Brigg) Squadron have celebrated their achievements for 2014 at their annual presentation of awards held the Angel Suite, Council Offices in Brigg. The guest of honour for the evening was Group Captain Nigel Gorman, the Regional Commandant of Central and East Region Air Training Corps.
The evening began with Officer Commanding 2222 (Brigg) Sqn giving a presentation to the parents, friends and guests providing them with an insight into what the ATC is all about, and what we do within the Squadron.
Various classification awards, first aid badges, swimming competency certificates, BTEC awards and Duke of Edinburgh awards were then presented to the cadets.
The main awards then followed, with some of the most notable awards being presented. Cadet Corporal Rebecca Hopper awarded the Best NCO. The Impact Award (for his continued efforts with assisting the Squadron band, from writing music to servicing the instruments) presented to Cadet Corporal Tom Goulden. Best Cadet Award went to Cadet Olivia West. The Shooting Achievement Award was presented to Cadet Amelia Coulam. The Military Skills award went to Cadet Corporal Matthew Coombs, finally the Highest Attendance Award was presented jointly to Cadets Max Chamley and Kian Bailey.
Then Squadron awards were then followed by an award presented from the Royal British Legion to the cadet who they determined had given the most to the community; they chose Cadet Bradley Hall as the deserved winner.
It was then onto the eagerly awaited promotions for the evening. The following cadets were promoted to Corporal – Olivia West, Matthew White and Katie Willoughby. Cadet Corporal Rebecca Hopper received her Sergeant.
Flight Lieutenant Wills, the Officer Commanding: said “The past year has been a fantastic one for the Squadron. We have had success in a wide variety of activities which we take part in, in particular when competing against other squadrons in our area where we have shown that we have a winning team. Our most notable achievement this year was being presented with the Marshall Trophy, for the most improved Squadron in the Air Training Corps.
This year we are looking forward to working hard to hopefully go forward and be presented with the Lees Trophy for the best squadron in the Air Training Corps. We have a number of camps and activities planned for 2015 and we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever before”.