Proud achievement by Tamworth RAF Cadets

Monday, 23rd July 2018

RAF Cadets in Tamworth have continued to impress this year with a whole host of achievements already under their belts!

The Staff and Civilian committee at 1122 ‘Marmion’ Squadron Air Training Corps are extremely proud of all of the cadet’s achievements throughout the year.

This weekend alone, some of the cadets were completing their bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition after weeks of training and practical exercises. They also had three of their cadets returning from the 100-mile Nijmegen walk in the Netherlands.

The Nijmegen 4 Day Marche is the largest walking event in the world, with an astounding 47,000 participants.

The ‘Three Amigos’; Flight Sergeant Thursfield, Sergeant Millman and Sergeant Murphy have completed the ‘Walk of the World’ which saw them cover 160 km over 4 days. An immense achievement by them all!

Speaking on Friday evening, Deputy Officer Commanding Staffordshire Wing, Squadron Leader Steve Lewis said: “I have just heard the fantastic news that the team has just crossed the line. I am absolutely over the moon for you all and you should all be so proud!….Hold those heads high, you have done this Wing and yourselves very proud! Well done!”

Vicky kett-Davies Tamworth Air Cadets told Tamworth Informed: “This is just some of the things that the RAF Air Cadets can offer. If anyone is willing to sponsor their squadron 1122 Marmion or donate raffle/auction prizes we are trying to fundraise for a new minibus as ours is very poorly. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact the squadron by email at 1122@aircadets.org.”

If you live a little further out of Tamworth, RAF Cadets can also be found in Polesworth and Lichfield. You can find details of your local squadron here.