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Cadets Gun their way to yet another victory

The Naval Field Gun Run held in the main arena during the 30th Signals Regiment Open Day on Sunday 30th June 2013, at Bramcote barracks proved to be an extremely exciting head to head challenge between the Sea Cadets from TS Vanquisher and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron.

Nuneaton Carnival Queen shows support for the young guns of the Nuneaton Air Cadets

This hard fought race between the two teams proved to be the closest of the three recent Gun Runs with both teams running neck to neck and edging ahead of each other during the different sections of the gruelling course. As the race progressed it all came down to the exhausting home run to decide who would cross the line first to take the trophy.

With both teams being cheered on by the large and enthusiastic crowd it was the Royal Air Force Air Cadets of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron who stormed across the finishing line only three seconds ahead of the Sea Cadets from TS Vanquisher.

The two teams line up in formation in the main arena after the Run.

Having Run the Gun members of the Air Cadet Gun Team changed out of their Gun Run rig and formed up in the arena for the second time as a combined Army & Air Cadet Band which did an excellent job of entertaining the large and enthusiastic crowd.

The combined Army & Air Cadet Band

Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron said, “This was most certainly the closest of the three Gun Runs we have conducted this year. The Sea Cadets definitely made the Air Cadets work much harder than they had expected to win this Run. In fact at times the Sea Cadets were in front but that's probably what eventually spurred the Air Cadets to come up with that bit of extra effort which enabled them to come across the line as the winning team for the third time this year.

He added, "I am delighted to say that the Cadet Field Gun Run continues to thrill the crowds and act as a way of enabling the Nuneaton cadet forces to work together. I was also pleased to see how well the Army & Air Cadets worked together again as a combined band. All the cadets from all three services have worked extremely hard today and I am glad that the Sea, Army and Air Cadets have all been able to do their bit to help to make the 30th Signals Open Day such a success.“

Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron celebrate their third Gun Run victory and their support for Armed Forces Day.

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