National finalists for the first time in 30 years!
Many, many congratulations to our dedicated and resourceful cadet team, brilliantly led by Flo, which came an exceptional third in the Eastern Region competition hosted at RAF Honington, taking away two trophies, and earning their place in the National Finals at RAF Halton in early March.
Our cadets swept all before them in the Drill Competition element of this very prestigious event, winning it outright for the fourth year in a row, and this time following up with a series of top four finished in many of the other elements to come a very fine third overall, behind reigning national champions and winners Kimbolton (though second, by a very distant 20 points, to our team in the Drill!), and Oundle.
The competition last weekend involved some 40 schools, all vying for the honours, but few could compete with our magnificent fourteen. The National finals streamline this down to the top twelve schools in the country… no pressure, then!
The next month may just contain a little more drill, first aid, aircraft recognition, shooting, acquisition of RAF knowledge, and solving of devilish command tasks…
The team: Flo, Oliver, Henry, Tash, Kit, Poppy, Joanne, Amy, Sophie, Lucy, Charlie, Toby, Luke and Annie