Cadets compete in England



Cadets and staff from the 440 (1st Manx) Squadron Air Training Corps enjoyed a successful competition against 30 air cadet squadrons from throughout the Merseyside area.

In the annual Wing Ground Training day at Widnes, they entered teams in the competitions for drill, first aid, small bore (.22) and full bore shooting marksmanship, air modelling, flight simulator, standard bearing, aircraft recognition, and a project.

The team highlights were second place in the .22 shooting, fourth in first aid and fifth in full bore shooting, while St Ninian’s High School pupil cadet Louisa Power achieved an excellent third place in the individual .22 competition.

Commanding Officer of 440 (1st Manx) Squadron, Wing Commander Pheric Thrussell, said: ‘The Wing Ground Training competition is a welcome opportunity for our cadets and instructors to meet and compete against their counterparts from squadrons throughout the Merseyside Wing.

‘We entered teams in most of the competitions and are delighted to have finished so high in the first aid and marksmanship competitions, while Louisa earned an excellent result for herself and the Squadron by finishing third against 120 other cadets from the Wing.’

The Air Cadets meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings and are open to all young people aged 13-20.

To join as a cadet, or helping as an adult instructor, visit www.iom-aircadets.org or telephone 677240.




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