Kettering cadets recognised at awards evening

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Hundreds of awards have been given to air young cadets as a local squadron held its annual presentation evening.

More than 140 presentations were made on Wednesday, November 21, to honour the hard work, dedication and commitment of the 66 members of the Kettering Air Cadets.

Awards were given to cadets who excelled in sports, swimming, classroom learning, shooting and flying and were presented by Group Captain Brett Morrell, Regional Commandant of Central and East Region Air Training Corps.

Cadet Warrant Officer Chris Perkins was one of the evening’s big winners, scooping numerous awards including the much-coveted Councillor Groome Trophy for public speaking and a certificate to officially mark his role as Lord Lieutenants of Northamptonshire’s Cadet 2012.

A series of promotions were also made, with five cadets being promoted from sergeant to corporal and a further 12 cadets promoted from cadet to higher roles within the squadron.

Kettering Air Cadet Commanding Officer Guy Slack said: “Our annual presentation evening is a fantastic opportunity to congratulate our cadets and mark their achievements.

“Many cadets stand out as sports people while others excel in aviation studies and field craft – the awards evening gives us the opportunity to acknowledge all of our cadets and effort they put in every week.”