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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Complete "Little and Large" to Mark 50 Years.

2014-10-06 10:56:42
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By Flt Lt I Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron

On Saturday 04th October seven cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets scaled to the summit of the 1085 metre high Mount Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, the highest peak in both England and Wales. The aim was to reach the summit to mark 50 years since the squadron was first formed.

Despite heavy rain at the start and after a massive effort to reach the summit, the cadets held the squadron flag on the top and then took the time to take in the wonderful views as the cloud rolled in and out across the peak.

On Sunday 5th October, the cadet and staff team also trekked to the 610 metre high summit of Tal-Y-Fan, officially, the smallest mountain in the national park.

Sixteen-year-old Cadet Samuel Cooper from Frosterley said, “Getting to the top of Snowdon was hard work but really awesome. We had a great weekend”.

Flt Lt Ian Pepper said “The cadets should be really proud that they reached the summit, and what a great way to mark 50 years of the squadron”.

2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets meets on a Monday and Thursday from 7pm in the Reserve Forces Centre, St Andrews Road, Bishop Auckland. For more information please contact us on 01388 608668 or

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