As is the tradition at 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron, the last parade of the year is always a time to let our hair down and have a bit of a laugh.
So on Tuesday 22nd December not only the last parade of the year but also the Decade, the cadets decided to have a 'Pub Quiz' and fish & chip supper instead of having a normal training session. All that was missing was the pub and the alcohol but we certainly didn't need either of them to have a brilliant evening.
The Quiz and games night which was arranged by Cdt Sgt Alice Hartopp with the fish & chips being organised by WO Jim Taylor was a big success. Teams of cadets battled it out through a range of subjects to become quiz champions. However things really started to get going when the games started. This year the Squadron being keen on having a smashing time, decided to try knocking the stuffing out of two festive Piñata.
A Piñata, which originated from a Mexican Christmas tradition is a clay pot normally disguised as an animal or other object, ours were in the shape of a Christmas Tree and a Father Christmas and were made of cardboard. In keeping with the traditional game the Piñata were filled with sweets and hung well above the heads of the cadets who took turns at hitting the Piñata with a stick. This isn't as easy as it sounds, because the cadets were blindfolded and their colleagues did their best to disorientate them and guide them away from the Piñata. After much laughter and hilarity someone eventually succeeded in breaking open the Piñatas which poured their treasure trove of sweets all over the place thus resulting in a mad dash by everyone trying to grab as many as they could get their hands on.
All said and done everyone had a really good night, an excellent way for the Squadron to say a smashing goodbye to yet another successful decade of Air Cadet activities.