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Wick ATC Cadets At Highland Wing - Sports Drill and Competitions

30th May 2006

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Photograph of Wick ATC Cadets At Highland Wing - Sports Drill and Competitions

On 13th May members of 1285 (Caithness) Squadron travelled from Wick to RAF Kinloss to participate in the Highland Wing Drill, Aircraft Recognition and modelling competitions. High School exams limited the numbers of cadets who were able to travel, but attending the events were James Bamfield, Christopher Bremner, Yeager Coghill, Kerry Wilson, Kerry Smith, Diane Banks and Steffi Niwa. The squadron achieved a 2nd and 3rd place in the modelling event with the cadets "airfield scene" being selected to take part in the Regional competition in Edinburgh. The cadets were also shown round one of the operational Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft during the course of the day.

On the 14th they all travelled through to Inverness to take part in the Highland Wing parade at Cameron Barracks, after which they went on to Queens Park Sports arena for the sports.

The sports included all events in the track and field categories with the cadets acquitting themselves well in various events. The medal winners are as follows:

Christopher Bremner Gold in 200 metres, Silver in 800 and 1500 metres.
Yeager Coghill Silver in 1500 metres, Bronze in 200 metres.
Steffi Niwa Silver in Long Jump.
Diane Banks Bronze in Shot Putt.
Anyone interested in joining the Air Training Corps should come along on Tuesdays at 7.00pm at the squadron HQ at Wick Airport industrial estate.


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