The Royal Air Force Air Cadet Media Communications team at 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron have been officially announced as the winners of an Armed Forces Careers Office (RAF) Air Cadet Poster design competition.
Sergeant Seb Rowe and Corporal Bob Holness of the Motivational Outreach team of the Armed Forces Careers Office (RAF) in Coventry visited the Air Cadet headquarters in Nuneaton to make the formal announcement and presentation to the winners of the Coventry and Warwickshire area Poster design competition.
Air cadet Squadrons throughout the region were tasked with producing an A4 sized poster which promoted the activities of the Air Training Corps. The Nuneaton Squadron's entry won the Coventry and Warwickshire area competition and then went on to take first place in the Regional level of the competition.
During the presentation SGT Seb Rowe and Cpl Bob Holness congratulated the Squadron's Media Communications team and presented Cadet Warrant Officer Robert Allan with an IPOD which represented the first part of the team's prize. Twelve lucky cadets will be in for the high jump when they get to take part in the second element of the Coventry and Warwickshire area competition prize, a trip to the RAF Shawbury High Ropes Facility which should be taking place at some point during the summer.
Following the presentation SGT Seb Rowe, an Engineering Technician (Mechanical) with 20 years service and Cpl Bob Holness, Engineering Technician (Weapons) with 14 years service, talked to some of the cadets about their RAF careers.
Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer In Charge of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “We are delighted to have won both the Coventry and Warwickshire area and the Regional level competitions, the cadets are really looking forward to having a go on the High Ropes at RAF Shawbury, being Air Cadets, they'll do anything they can to get off the ground, even if it's dangling from the end of a rope. The Regional level competition prize which is a VIP Tour of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also sounds exciting and as soon as we get the full details we will be selecting the four lucky members of the team who will get the chance of a lifetime to get up close to the Spitfire, Hurricane and the mighty Lancaster .”
He added, “We hope to be able to put our new poster to good use at School Careers Fairs, shows and any other event where the Air Cadet Organisation can be publicised”.