McGrath Trophy 2005

On the third anniversary of AWO Norman McGrath BEM passing away, 106 cadets of the Squadron took part in the McGrath Trophy competition at Crowborough on Sunday. Norman gave 51 years unbroken service to the Squadron as adult staff, after 6 years in the Army during the Second World War, including active service in France and Germany.

The competition has been running for five years and is fiercely fought over by the 9 sections of the main Squadron. Led by their Corporal’s the sections train all year to become winners of the coveted trophy. The competition is a test of leadership and military skills and this years winner are:

Drill – 11 Section led by Cpl Troy

Shooting – 3 Section led by Cpl Cross

Steeple Chase – 6 Section led by Cpl Rice

Obstacle Course – 1 Section led by Cdt Lalloo

First Aid – 6 Section led by Cpl Rice

Leadership Skills – 1 Section led by Cpl Burgess

General Service Knowledge – 9 Section led by Cpl Grant

Camouflage and Concealment – 1 Section led by Cdt Lalloo

THE OVER ALL WINNER – 9 SECTION LED BY CPL JAMES GRANT
– 2nd 3 Section Led by Cpl Mike Cross
– 3rd 2 Section Led by Cdt Ali Lalloo

THE BEST FLIGHT – ONE FLIGHT

Many Congratulations to the winners but also to everyone who took part. The spirit and effort of the cadets on Sunday was outstanding and showed the true spirit of the Squadron and the Corps. I am sure Norman McGrath would be very proud of his Cadets and his Squadron.

I would like thank all of the SNCOs and Staff who helped run the event and also Dr Davies for judging the first aid competition.

By Sqn Ldr Chris Day, Officer Commanding.