The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Martin Dunne has presented the Air Cadets from Nuneaton and Bedworth with the Coventry Branch Wings Appeal Trophy in recognition of their outstanding efforts in support of the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal.
David Palmer (Chairman of the Coventry branch RAFA) opened the proceedings by announcing the fact that the cadets from 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron had won the prestigious Coventry Branch, Wings Appeal Trophy for the forth year in succession.
The Wings Appeal Trophy is awarded to the Coventry area Air Cadet unit that raises the most money during the ‘Battle of Britain Wings Appeal' street collections, which took place on 25th September last year.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Martin Dunne, presented the Coventry Branch, Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal Trophy to Cadet Warrant Officer Robert Allan who received the award on behalf of the cadets of 121 Squadron.
The Lord Lieutenant commended the cadets for their efforts in raising the outstanding sum of £604.40 for the Royal Air Forces Association welfare fund and also thanked everyone from Nuneaton who so generously contributed to the street collections.
Flight Lieutenant Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “We are delighted to have retained the Wings Appeal Trophy for the forth year. The Royal Air Forces Association provides help and support for former members of the RAF and their families. With approximately 80,000 members and 500 branches in the UK the RAFA needs all the help it can get and our cadets with the generous support of the people of Nuneaton , were delighted to be able to do their bit”.
Nuneaton based Air Cadets are presented with the Royal Air Forces Association Coventry Branch Wings Appeal Trophy in recognition of their work within the community in support of former members of the RAF. (Left to Right) Pete Wilkinson (RAFA) , David Palmer (Chairman Coventry branch RAFA), Air Cadet, Warrant Officer Robert Allan, The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Martin Dunne, Bill Taylor (RAFA), Alf Perry (RAFA & 121 Squadron Civilian Committee member).