Horsham Air Cadets soar to victory

Horsham Air Cadets are the best in the country.

Representing  London and South East, they won the Air Cadets Corps Banner Championships at RAF Halton.

Air Cadets had to succeed through several levels and competitions to achieve a place in the Corps final.

The team were required to complete 34 separate different drill movements as part of the competition sequence, under the watchful eyes of the judges and VIPs.

The Banner Party, all from Horsham,  were Cadet Warrant Officer Andrew Paterson, Flight Sergeant Izzy Collins, Flight Sergeant Andrew Stuckey, Corporal Tabby Hall and Corporal Josh White. They were accompanied by Mrs Sandra Paterson who was the Team Manager for the day.

The Royal British Legion Trophy for the Best Banner Bearer went to Cadet Warrant Officer Andrew Paterson, with the Squadron also winning the Best Banner Party.

Prizes and Trophies were awarded by Commandant Air Cadets. He said: “Once again I am hugely impressed by the high standards of drill and display at the national competition, and I congratulate all the cadets and staff on a great competition. Special congratulations go to the winners of all the competitions, and to all participants.”

Officer Commanding of 1015 (Horsham) Air Cadets, Flight Lieutenant Richard Foster said: “This is an incredible achievement, one which has come through hard work, dedication and sacrifice by all the cadets in the team. It is an honour to have this award come to Horsham for the first time.”

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