Monthly Archives: July 2012

Banbury Strike Silver

Five cadets from 1460 (Banbury) Squadron are tired but in celebratory mood having successfully completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition.

As one of the final stages in their overall award training the cadets were extremely keen to ensure that their expedition was one to remember. This they achieved, partially through their topical and environmentally aware purpose which was to investigate and deliver a presentation on the habitat of the Red Kites which are prevalent in the area, and partially through their assessor who was none other than Thames Valley’s own torch bearer, Civilian Instructor Mo Merchant. Continue reading

Stalwart ATC Officer Gains Local Award

Flight Lieutenant Mike Kidley, Commanding Officer of 594 Squadron has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to his local community by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at an awards ceremony hosted by Thame Town Council.

Having devoted a huge part of his life to the Air Cadet Organisation, Mike has been instrumental in ensuring that 594 (Thame) Squadron has become a visible and prominent part of Thame life and that his cadets are able to enjoy some amazing opportunities. Continue reading