On Tuesday 4th May the Cadets and staff of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron
Air Training Corps faced a rigorous 'Lees Trophy' inspected by their
Regional Commandant, Group Captain Jon Ford.
The Lees Trophy is a nation-wide competition, which is held annually
to find the best squadron in the country, the first stage of which
is held at local wing level. 121 Squadron which has its base on
the Ribbonfields in Attleborough, Nuneaton has been selected from
26 other Squadrons within the Warwickshire and Birmingham area to
represent their Wing thus joining small group of only 36 other squadrons
nation-wide to reach this stage of the competition.
The formal inspection of the Squadron by Group Captain Jon Ford
was the next phase of the competition. If they are successful they
will then go on to compete against the winning squadrons from the
5 other regions in the final stage of the competition to find the
best squadron in the country.
Having reviewed a formal parade and march-past by the Squadron,
Group Captain Ford had an opportunity to see the squadron in action.
During his tour of the unit he saw cadets undergoing Navel Field
Gun display team training and a group of cadets who as part of their
project work had set up an assembly line to package the Squadron
bands recently recorded CD.
Over the past year the Squadrons cadets have taken a full and active
part in a wide range of Air Cadet activities. They have achieved
success in the air with several cadets completing their gliding
scholarships to solo and advanced standard. The unit has also notched
up some notable successes in competition this year with their band
winning the Wing band competition and their Public Relations team
winning the Regional Corporate Communications competition.
Group Captain Jon Ford said " This is a great honour for 121
Squadron to be selected to represent the Warwickshire and Birmingham
in the 'Lees Trophy' and a marvellous boost for the cadets and staff
who have put in so much time and effort in making the squadron one
of the best".