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The Squadron ran a Balloon Race during the 30 Signals regiment open day at Bramcote barracks near Nuneaton 09 th July 06. Some of you may have been fortunate enough to have been able to buy a ticket prior to the event or you may have thrown caution to the wind and splashed out on a balloon on the day and had the pleasure of releasing it yourself.

We can now announce that we have had 13 balloon tickets returned by post and that the balloon that travelled the furthest distance of 272 miles was balloon number 417 which was found at Westmalle near Antwerp in Belgium.

Prizewinners in the 2006 Air Cadet Balloon Race are:


Balloon Number


1 st


Sarah Parnell

2 nd


Sophie Henson (Age 5)

3 rd


Pam Humphries

We have plotted the position in which all the returned tickets were found. Click on the map to see where they all landed.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in our Balloon Race for their support.
Balloon Race - Cadets  release the next batch of balloons from the Air Cadet stand - Click to enlarge

Click on the map to see where the 13 returned balloons landed

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