Following their recent success in the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Competitions, the young Percussionists, Media and Aircraft Recognition teams from the Nuneaton based Air Cadets were back in action representing the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing in the Central & East Regional Competitions.
Having won the percussion section element of the 2016 Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing band competition the drummers from 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron were once again doing their utmost to paradiddle their way to yet more silverware at the Central & East Regional competition at RAF Halton.
Nuneaton’s Aircraft Recognition team were also in action, making their very first appearance at the Regionals, having previously won the Wing’s open category competition for the first time since the competition started in 1957. Given that this was the first time that the Squadron’s team had reached the regionals in this competition they pulled of what can only be described as an outstanding performance by coming home in Second place.
121 Squadron was also representing their wing in various elements of the Media Competition. Against stiff opposition from Squadrons from all six Wings within the Region, the Nuneaton based Squadron won the Regional Media Communications coverage competition.
121 Squadron's keen photographers also pulled off a creditable performance, winning First place in the Staff Portfolio and Second place in the Cadet Portfolio Photographic competitions.
Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said, "I am delighted to see our drummers, Media and Aircraft Recognition teams representing the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing at the regional competition. What's even more pleasing is that it's the cadets themselves who worked so hard together to arrange their percussion routine and train for the aircraft recognition. I think we did really well winning two of the days competitions and coming second in two others thus making a significant contribution to the Wing team score that enabled Warwickshire & Birmingham to come forth in the overall Regional Field Day Competition”.
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