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Squadron fly round track to success

PUBLISHED: 12:07 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:48 01 August 2010

THIS year's Norfolk and Suffolk wing athletics was held at Bury St Edmunds and 759 (Beccles) Squadron did exceptionally well.

Twelve cadets attended the event and all achieved outstanding results, coming home with 11 medals and the sports challenge Lush Cup and Plate for the best small squadron, last won when the squadron was a division of the Lowestoft squadron back in 1967.

THIS year's Norfolk and Suffolk wing athletics was held at Bury St Edmunds and 759 (Beccles) Squadron did exceptionally well.

Twelve cadets attended the event and all achieved outstanding results, coming home with 11 medals and the sports challenge Lush Cup and Plate for the best small squadron, last won when the squadron was a division of the Lowestoft squadron back in 1967.

Many squadrons from across the region took part with all the cadets enjoying themselves and trying their best, especially Cdt Knode 16 who achieved a gold in relay, silver in high jump and a bronze in the 200m run, and said: “I really enjoyed the day and I am very happy with what I have achieved.”

This was a great achievement by 759 (Beccles) squadron and the Acting Commanding Officer Martin Dobson said: “Although the number of cadets are small on the squadron, it goes to show the kind of calibre we have.”

The squadron is always open to new recruits aged between 13 and 16 who would like to taste the adventure of what the Air C adets has to offer.

For more information visit www.becclesaircadets.co.uk or email becclesatc@yahoo.co.uk or pop into the squadron on any Friday evening between 7 and 10.30pm at the Drill Hall, Peddars Lane, Beccles. Alternatively phone Martin Dobson 07889 616320.

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