Bassingbourn teenagers thrilled to reach highest rank in cadet forces

PUBLISHED: 17:29 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:29 06 February 2017

Matthew Smith and Matthew Springall.

Matthew Smith and Matthew Springall.

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A pair of 2484 Bassingbourn cadets have achieved the highest rank in the cadet forces - cadet warrant officer.

Matthew Smith, left, and Matthew Springall – both 18 – were promoted to the highest rank after a tough interview by Wing Commander Anthony Kelly. Matthew Springall is also an apprentice engineer at MBDA.

Matthew Smith, who is a qualified pilot, said: “I’m really happy to have attained CWO. Hopefully the promotions will encourage younger generations of cadets to achieve as much as they can. There is so much on offer.”

For more on the squadron go to 2484aircadets.org.

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