Nuneaton based Air cadets have been presented with the Coventry Branch Wings Appeal Trophy in recognition of their outstanding efforts in support of the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal in 2013.
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 seventh 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 in September last year.
David Palmer and Bill Taylor, presented the Coventry Branch, Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal Trophy to the cadets of 121 Squadron.
David Palmer commended the cadets for their efforts in raising the much needed for funds for the Royal Air Forces Association welfare fund and also thanked everyone from Nuneaton who so generously contributed to the street collections.
Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “We are delighted to have retained the Wings Appeal Trophy for the seventh year in succession. 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”.
He added “ We hope that we will be able to count on the continued support of the public when the cadets will be back on the streets of Nuneaton collecting for the 2014 Wings Appeal on Saturday 27th September.”