Usworth Cadets Give 75 Years of History to TV Historian (And the Mayor)
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By Flt Lt Dave Walmsley - 2214 (Usworth) Squadron
Usworth cadets at Sunderland History Fair took time out to give their book on the history of the squadron to TV personality and historian John Grundy. The Mayor of Sunderland also received a copy after opening the event.
The cadet 75 years display featured among the many history stalls at the Quayside Exchange, a grade II listed building. Later in the day the building’s lift broke down, leading to cadets experiencing the more practical aspects of helping out in the community.
Denise Lovell of Sunderland Heritage Forum said “ The breakdown of the lift meant some stallholders were struggling to get down the stairs with heavy boxes and cadets worked very hard in helping to get everything down safely – our thanks to them, they should be very proud of themselves.”
After more than a few trips up and down three flights of stairs it says something for the fitness and stamina of Usworth Air Cadets!
The Book - 2214 USWORTH Squadron An Illustrated History is available via the website:
http://2214sqn.com/ Amazon and all good bookstores.
For more information please visit the Squadron website