Morris Trophy Presentation

Posted 5th December 2013
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DROITWICH’S 2516 Royal Air Force Air Cadets squadron is celebrating after being named as the second best in the UK.

The prestigious title from the Air Cadet Organisation has come after the Spa’s squadron was judged at both a regional and national level, fighting off competition from almost 1,000 other squadrons.

They were also inspected by Commandmant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty who was hugely impressed by the young cadets’ enthusiasm for their community work, their achievements and the way they approached their activities with so much fun, learning lots of new skills in the process.

Air Commodore McCafferty said: “The Morris Trophy recognises the best of the best. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Droitwich Squadron for their inspection.”

“The young people were having so much fun and clearly enjoying themselves. The squadron was a very happy place.”

She added, with achievements including Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, BTEC Qualifications, and Flying and Gliding scholarships, the squadron was achieving way beyond its targets.

Officer Commanding, Flt Lt Paul Wilde said he was so proud of their achievements.

“The cadets work extremely hard all year round and prepared long and hard for this award. They are credit to themselves and their squadron — to be recognised as second out of nearly 1,000 squadrons in the UK is fantastic.”