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A Proud Victory: 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron and Trent Wing's Air Cadet Trophy Triumph

The Air Cadet Trophy is an Air Rifle Postal Shoot where teams of 3 cadets can enter into either a 2 position or 3 positional competitions. There are 5 rounds shot over the course of a year.


Last year, 7 teams from across Trent Wing entered the competition with 6 of the teams hitting within the top 50 teams that entered the competition – but for 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron, they hit new heights with their competition success.


In the Air Cadet Trophy 2 Positional Air Rifle (Prone and Kneeling) competition, Sleaford Squadron placed 1st and 2nd in the competition overall but as well as this Cdt Arvis Snorneiks took home the Gold medal for his individual score.


In the Air Cadet Trophy 3 Positional Air Rifle (Prone, Kneeling and Standing) competition, the Squadron won the Gold medal overall once again and this time Sgt Jack Thomas took home a Gold medal for his individual score.


Speaking about the success of 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron and the all-round success for Trent Wing in the latest version of the competition, Trent Wings Shooting Officer Said “The accomplishments of the 45 cadets from Trent Wing who entered this year’s Air Cadet Trophy, is evidence of the great talent that our cadets have.


As a Wing we have developed our shooting capability greatly over the last 2 years and it is fantastic to see the results of this at a national level.


Congratulations to all who entered however I must give personal praise to CI Martin Tokley of 2160 Sleaford who has been the Air Cadet Trophy team manager at Sleaford Sqn for many years, the results from his teams speak volumes of the dedication to his cadets and the effort he puts in to encourage and improve their marksmanship abilities.


I now look forward to the 2024 competition where I hope to see representation from more Trent Wing teams as we try to keep both Trophies in Trent for another year”.


CI Martin Tokley was presented with a tankard by Officer Commanding 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron, Flt Lt Karen Turner RAFAC for his success in coaching and leading the team in the competition.

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