King’s Lynn Air Cadets have been awarded the Alan Wiggins Memorial Trophy for outstanding media output over the last twelve months.
Influenced by the squadron’s Media Officer, Mike Lister, the prodigious output has recorded the 42F Squadron’s excellence in cadets activities and their hard work within the local community.
The squadron’s community work has been rewarded by the Town Council bestowing the Freedom of King’s Lynn upon them.
RAF Marham have also seen the benefit of such community aware cadets utilising them as a reliable, smart and disciplined resource to help with activities.
Being close to Sandringham, the squadron also helps out at Royal Events on the estate which has brought the squadron to a wider audience. On these occasions the squadron’s cadets have always been a credit to themselves, the squadron, their families and the RAF Air Cadets
Squadron Leader Al Munns, Central and East Region’s Media Office, presented the Trophy to Flight Lieutenant Pauline Petch, the Squadron’s Commanding Officer, at a recent Presentation Evening at the King’s Lynn Town Hall. Al praised the squadron saying: “It has been decided that, because of the quantity and quality of your media output across many media platforms and the promotion of your squadron and, consequently, the RAFAC within your local community and beyond that your squadron receive the Alan Wiggins Memorial Trophy for Media for the Year 2018 – 2019”.
The Alan Wiggins Memorial Trophy for Media was presented to the Region by Alan’s widow, Elizabeth, after his sad death. Originally awarded for the best media photograph entered into the Region Field Day Media Competition it was decided that with the removal of Media from the Regional Competition, it would be awarded to the squadron achieving what is judged to be the best Media output across all media platforms including working and being “seen”within the community that serves to promote the squadron and the RAF Air Cadets within the community and the wider RAF Air Cadets.
Congratulations to 42F.