Charlie named best Air Cadet of 2017

2071 (Stamford) Squadron Air Training Corps have held their annual awards evening where Cdt Charlie Lock, 13, of Wittering was named the best cadet of the year. The Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Phil Prudham, said “Charlie is an excellent cadet who is always one of the first to volunteer for activities and fully deserves this award”. The best NCO was awarded to Cpl Connor McGinlay who was subsequently promoted to Sergeant and the Commanding Officer’s Trophy was awarded to Cdt Marlow Dupont.

The Squadron was joined at the awards evening by Councillor Anthony Story, the Mayor of Stamford, who is a former 2071 Squadron cadet. Group Captain Tony Keeling, the Station Commander of RAF Wittering and Wing Commander Andy Pass, Officer Commanding South and East Midlands Wing ATC also presented awards which included BTECs in Aviation Studies and Personal Development and Teamwork.

The Squadron is holding an open day for its next intake of recruits on Monday 15 January 2018. Potential cadets must be 12 years or older and in at least Year 8 at school.

Other recipients of awards included:-
Most Improved Cadet: Cdt Knox P
Sports Achievement: Sgt Gatward-Clarke
Determination: Cdt Hammond
Academic Achievement: FS Guildford
Participation: Sgt Gatward-Clarke
Citizenship: Cdt Gatward-Clarke