Grantham cadets to take part in national celebration

Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron at RAF Cranwell. ENGEMN00120130214100021
Cadets from 47F Grantham Squadron at RAF Cranwell. ENGEMN00120130214100021

The 47F Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets will be taking part in a special service next year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Air Cadet Organisation.

Wing Commander Tony Wright, Officer Commanding Trent Wing, informed the squadron of the exciting news at their annual review evening, held last week.

The 47F Squadron is unique in Trent Wing as being the only ‘Founder’ Squadron in the Wing. A founder squadron means that the unit was one of the first 50 squadrons to be formed nearly 75 years ago.

Next year will see the Royal Air Force Air Cadet Organisation celebrate its 75th anniversary, with many high profile events taking place across the country, starting in February with the dedication and celebration service to be held at the Royal Air Force Church of St Clement Danes in London.

The service will be attended by VIPs, cadets and staff alike, but strictly by invitation only.

As the only Founder Squadron in Trent Wing, Wing Commander Wright announced to cadets, staff and parents that the Squadron will be representing Trent Wing and Central and East Region at this prestigious event.

Four members of the Squadron, including the Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Paul James, will attend to take part in the different elements of the 75th Anniversary Service.

Wing Commander Wright said: “It’s a great pleasure to announce this to the squadron and I am delighted that the Trent Wing will be represented during this prestigious and significant event in the history of the Air Cadet Organisation.”

The service will take place on February 7, known as Air Cadet Sunday, which in turn will start the year-long celebrations of the 75th year of the Air Cadet Organisation across the UK.