Sqn looks forward to 2015

2014 has been a great year for 241 Sqn with the cadets and staff achieving a huge amount! WO Phil Wright was awarded a well deserved British Empire Medal for 40 years of service to the ATC, and saw the Sqn winning the Elworthy Sword (for a 6th time), the Wing Innes Sword and the Wing Cross Country. Sgt Outzen was awarded a Flying Scholarship and Gold Gliding Wings, Sgt Spence a Navigation Scholarship, Sgt Campbell a Glding Scholarship, CWO Chavner went to Ghana and FS Goldsmith to Holland as part of the IACE, Sgt Campbell completed the Nimegan 4 Day march, FS Lenoard and FS Bean passed Cadet Leadership Courses at Cranwell and Frimley Park with Sgt Raj passing the course at Nesscliff and CWO Mandalia represented LaSER in the Dacre Sword Competition
26 Cadets achieved Wing and Region Blues for sports and the Sqn Shooting Team achieved 2 Cadet 100s at ISCRM and 4 Cadet 50s at CISSAM and also won the national Falling Plate Competition and the CORPSAM LSW Trophy. Cadets attended camps in Germany and Cyprus, and at RAF Boulmer . Cadets attended the Invictus Games, Lord Mayors Show, Cenotaph Parade and the Festival of Remberance.
The Sqn raised over £7000 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and was affiliated with the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers and we look forward to working with this City Livery Company in the comming years.
We welcomed the Commandant Air Cadets to the Sqn in January to award the Kregie and Cubby Trophies for excellence in leadership to Sgt Puzrikova and Cpl Richards and in the summer we unvieled the memorial to Tom Curry, an ex cadet and Royal Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007.
Cadets have achieved BTECs, First Aid qualifications and 38 Duke of Edinburghs Awards including 6 Golds. The Sqn was active in the mountains of England and Wales and carried out several field exercises at Crowborough, and flying was back on the agenda after the grounding of 2013, with over 50 cadets taking to the air in the Tutor aerobatic plane. The Sqn Band has come on significantly since its foundation in 2013 and we would like to thank Dave Collet for his work with the drummers. We have introduced Archery as a new activity and we have welcomed several new staff to the Squadron, who are mostly ex cadets from the Sqn.
We look forward to 2015 and another busy year of rising to the challenges ahead and I would like to thank all the staff and committee for all of the hard work that they put into the Sqn over the last year and the cadets for their enthusiasm and comittment