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Remembrance Recognition for 17 Squadron

Photo by CI Rob Ayling
Cadets and Staff from 17 (Coningsby) Squadron with the Lord Lieutenant

This year, 17 (Coningsby) Squadron Air Training Corps, part of the RAF Air Cadets, were awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Poppy Appeal Trophy for Uniformed Cadet Units. The trophy was presented to them by Wing Commander Simon Erskine Crum OBE. It is awarded in recognition for work carried out in support of the Poppy Appeal. 17 Squadron beat not only all the other Air Cadet units in Lincolnshire, but the Army and Navy Cadets too.

17 Squadron’s Officer in Charge (OC) Flight Officer Andrea Nash said, “I am so pleased for our cadets their hard work, year in year out when it comes to collecting for the Royal British Legion is been recognised in such a way. It is a tremendous accolade for the cadets”. Civilian Instructor Malcolm Emsden added, “This is an amazing achievement. Both the cadets and staff should all be very proud”.

The RAF Air Cadets are open to all young people between 12 and 17 and provides a wide range of activities. We are continually looking to recruit not only young people but adult volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more please call on 07928 214981 or email

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