St Albans air cadets flying high after being put through their paces

PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 May 2016

220 (St Albans) Squadron

220 (St Albans) Squadron

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Air cadets did not have to ‘wing’ it to win an annual exercise for the first time.

Cadets from the 220 (St Albans) Squadron Air Training Corps took on a range of competitive tests in the three-day Wing Exercise competition held at Nescliffe Training Area in Shrewsbury.

The exercise is designed to put 300 cadets from both counties through a series of competitive tests involving teamwork, fitness, leadership and intelligence.

The St Albans squadron were victorious for the first time in the annual event, after aiming to do better when they came third in the competition last year.

Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant, Ben Wilkinson, said: “Once again, our cadets have triumphed at a major Wing event and this latest sucess means that the squadron now looks forward to the possibility of achieving a treble victory at the annual Wing Field Day in July, having won the Overnight Exercise earlier this year.”

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