Pride for Bassingbourn Barracks Cadets

CADETS at Bassingbourn Barracks are celebrating on three fronts.

Firstly, the 2484 squadron’s band have continued their year of success by swooping three prizes at the regional field day event held at RAF Wittering, where they were representing Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

They came second in the ensemble competition, and third in the full bans, solo bugle and fanfare.

Cadet Stephanie Tuck, 16, from Royston said: “It was an amazing experience to be part of, although very hard work. As cadets, we are all so proud of our achievement, especially as the band has only been established for 18 months.”

The squadron is also celebrating 16 of their cadets achieving BTEC Level 2 First Diplomas in Public Services over the past year.

Squadron BTEC Officer Sgt Gemma Cox said: “The cadets have worked hard to achieve his qualification, which will benefit them in the future by demonstrating to employers and educators the wide range of skills that young people learn in the Air Training Corps”.

Added to these successes, the squadron completed the high ropes course at RAF Wittering, learning valuable teambuilding exercises at height.