Cadets fly ahead of competition

The team consisted of (Rear Row Left to right) Cdt Mark Maxwell, Cdt Stephen Gaines, Cdt Sergeant Emily Painter & Cdt Sergeant Holly Oliver (Front Row left to right) Cdt Matthew Colling, Cdt Lauren Blanchard, Cdt Corporal Laila Ward, Cdt Natalie Raistrick & Cdt Jake Marshall. Submitted picture.
The team consisted of (Rear Row Left to right) Cdt Mark Maxwell, Cdt Stephen Gaines, Cdt Sergeant Emily Painter & Cdt Sergeant Holly Oliver (Front Row left to right) Cdt Matthew Colling, Cdt Lauren Blanchard, Cdt Corporal Laila Ward, Cdt Natalie Raistrick & Cdt Jake Marshall. Submitted picture.
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YOUNG cadets did the town proud after coming second place in a regional inter squadron cross country competition, finishing ahead of 26 other groups from across Yorkshire.

Scarborough’s Air Training Corps squadron attended the event at RAF Linton on Ouse where they navigated the three-mile course.

After winning both the Senior Boys and Senior Girls Trophy, individual cadets will now be selected to represent the Wing at regional level.

Mark Maxwell gained silver and Stephen Gaines received gold for the senior boys while Corporal Laila Ward won gold for the senior girls and cadet Natalie Raistrick achieved gold for the junior girls.

Pilot officer Steve Lewis said: “Myself and squadron commanding officer flight Lieutenant Sue Balmford are extremely proud of their joint efforts and its a very good start to 2012 which looks to be a promising year for us

“Sport is very important to the Corps and covers seven disciplines; football, rugby, cross country, netball, hockey, swimming and athletics.

“It’s a great achievement and an improvement on last year where we were mid-table last year and won one category trophy.”