Air Cadets help celebrate anniversary

Against the  backdrop of Hillsborough Castle(from left) Air Cadets Kirsty Patterson, Callum Dawson and Jonathan Irvine, from Banbridge and  Dylan Crookshanks from Dromore, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets movement. SEE STORY ON PAGE 22.

 

To find out more about what the Air Cadets offer call 028 9445 2023 or visit aircadets.org
Against the backdrop of Hillsborough Castle(from left) Air Cadets Kirsty Patterson, Callum Dawson and Jonathan Irvine, from Banbridge and Dylan Crookshanks from Dromore, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets movement. SEE STORY ON PAGE 22. To find out more about what the Air Cadets offer call 028 9445 2023 or visit aircadets.org

Air Cadets from Banbridge and Dromore are among those who have celebrating the organisation’s 75th anniversary by taking part in a national Torch Relay.

The anniversary torch, a symbol of enlightenment through training, is being passed from one Squadron to another, travelling the length and breadth of the country and giving Air Cadets in every region an opportunity to join in the celebrations.

In Northern Ireland cadets have been showing off the specially-created symbol of the organisation in a range of locations.

Wing Commander Mike Miskimmin, Commanding officer of NI Wing Air Training Corps, said, “We are delighted that our Air Cadets have been taking part in the 75th anniversary celebrations and they have thrown themselves into the project with their customary enthusiasm.

“The occasion gives us a great platform to profile the fantastic opportunities for achievement, learning, personal development and sheer fun which await young people who join the Air Cadets and we are looking forward to welcoming more newcomers as we launch our annual end-of-Summer recruiting drive.”