209 selected as Marshall Trophy Winners
209 (West Bridgford) Squadron has been selected as this year’s joint winners of the Marshall Trophy Competition, alongside 88 Battle Squadron, Sussex Wing.
The Squadron was also nominated in 2018, being one of the top six finalists from across the Corps, to represent Central and Region as the most improved Squadron in the Corps over a three year period. Since the nomination the staff and cadets at the squadron worked tirelessly to ensure all areas were fully prepared for the inspection.
Sir Arthur Marshall was born in Cambridge, England and was educated at the Perse School in Cambridge and at Tonbridge School in Kent, completing his education at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1922, where he earned a degree in engineering.
He learned to fly in 1928, and shortly thereafter created an airstrip near his family”s Cambridge home, which by 1929 had turned into a full-fledged airfield. Six years later, Marshall and his father, David, bought the land where the present Cambridge Airport now stands and started Marshall Aerospace.
To commemorate Sir Arthur’s lifelong interest in aviation, the Marshall family donated a trophy to the Air Training Corps to be presented to “The Most Improved Squadron in the ATC over a Protracted Period of Time.”
The award would not be possible without the outstanding efforts over the past 3 years from all the cadets, staff and civilian committee on the squadron. Congratulations to all!