Manningtree Cadet Jumps for Gold
It was a bright warm day as the 28 Air Training Corps Squadrons from across Norfolk and Suffolk Wing assembled at Lynn Sports Centre, Kings Lynn for a full day of Athletics competition. As ever the rivalry and sense of competition was electric around the stadium as the 400 competitors battled it out across the full range of track and field events in front of a large crowd of spectators.
As ever it was another excellent day for the air cadets of 1334 (Manningtree) Squadron. Flt Lt Janet Brown the Squadron Commanding Officer said “An excellent turn out by our Squadron, well done to all the cadets, we did much better at the field events this year, it was a fantastic team effort by everyone.
Cadet Oliver Lockwood (14) had a fantastic sporting day representing the Squadron for the first time. As well as winning a Gold medal for the Long Jump, he then went on to win a Bronze medal in the 400mtrs. Oliver said “it was a great personal achievement for me to represent the Squadron and to win a Gold and Bronze medal”.
The cadets from Manningtree competed all day with good results, with Cadet Oliver Lockwood being selected to represent the Wing in the inter Wing athletics championships in Leicester, for his selection Oliver will gain his Wing Blue.