Wellingborough Air Cadet unit seeks new recruits

Cadets and adult volunteers from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps are gearing up for their next recruitment evening on Wednesday 22 February at 7.30pm.  The event, which will take place at the unit’s Spring Gardens headquarters in Wellingborough, is expected to see a boost to the teenage membership of this active youth organisation.   

The Squadron are recruiting youngsters who are currently in school year eight and those up to 17 years of age.  As well as cadet recruits, the unit is also actively recruiting adult volunteers to assist with training and welfare of the cadets. Continue reading

Wellingborough cadets’ design has real Poppy Appeal

Two artistically gifted cadets from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron, Air Training Corps have won a competition to design unique pin badges for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.  Air Cadets Annabel Wight, 16, and Julia Wzgarda, 13, were recently presented with the badges made from their very own designs by Mr Ian Nunney, the Chairman of Wellingborough Branch of the Legion.  Continue reading

Best foot forward for Wellingborough Air Cadets

Cadets from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps turned out on Friday and Saturday last week (13 and 14 May) to support Wellingborough’s International Waendel Walk.  The popular local event, which welcomes over 5,000 walkers from far and wide, is a highlight of the Squadron’s calendar and this year saw the cadets taking part in the opening ceremonies as well as the walk itself.  Continue reading

Wellingborough air cadet takes sporting gold

Cadet Corporal Sean Lyddall, 16, from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps, has retained his hard-earned reputation as a local sports star.  Sean was at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester last week to represent the Squadron at the South and East Midlands Wing Athletics Competition.  Not only did Sean achieve gold in both long jump and the 100 metre sprint, but he comes fresh from representing the whole of Central and East Region at the highest level in rugby. Continue reading