Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Mark Corps 75th Anniversary
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By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T)
On Saturday 04th June 2016 cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets joined with ex-cadets, parents and invited guests to mark 75 years of the Air Cadets.
The guest of honour, Vice Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Alasdair MacConachie, O.B.E., D.L, inspected the squadron before the service. The service was led by Father R. McTeer at the awe inspiring St Peter’s Chapel, Auckland Castle who extoled the virtues of the Corps, the motto of ‘Venture- Adventure’ and how their service will help them stand out as young citizens.
Cadet Abigail Charlton (13) from Shildon said, “It was a real honour to meet the Lord Lieutenant, the service at St Peter’s Chapel is an event I will never forget”.
2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets meets on a Monday and Thursday from 7pm in the Reserve Forces Centre, St Andrews Road, Bishop Auckland. For more information about the Royal Air Force Air Cadets see: http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/