Britwell Shine in the Sun

Britwell Air Cadets were in the silverware after winning the lions share of the medals and trophies at the Thames Valley Wing Athletics Championships held at Abingdon’s Tilsey Park.

Over 200 cadets and 50 staff took part in glorious sunshine; battling it out to be crowned champions. 11 events were on offer across 5 age categories headed up by Flight Sergeant Barry Tweddle, the Wing Sports Officer.

After a full day of competition, the results were counted and the trophies made ready for presentation. In the male competition pre-competition favourites 2211 (Bracknell) Squadron were narrowly beaten by the 2477 (Britwell) Cadet with a count back of trophies needed after a tie on points. In the female stakes Britwell had a clear win after an early challenge from 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron. The overall saw the 35 strong Britwell team crowned triumphant with Brize Norton in 2nd and Bracknell in 3rd.

A team of 50 cadets will now go forward to represent the Wing at the South West Regional Championships.


Score Squadron
Class A 3rd 36 2267 (Brize Norton)
2nd 43 2121 (Abingdon)
1st 47 2499 (Wokingham)
Class B 3rd 39 2403 (Aldermaston)
2nd 43 2477 (Britwell)
1st 48 2211 (Bracknell)
Class C 3rd 44 1116 (Woodley)
2nd 48 2267 (Brize Norton)
1st 56 2477 (Britwell)
Overall 3rd 105 2267 (Brize Norton)
1st 122 2211 (Bracknell)
1st 122 2477 (Britwell)
Score Squadron
Class D 3rd 57 2267 (Brize Norton)
2nd 58 2477 (Britwell)
1st 68 2507 (Bicester)
Class E 3rd 50 2267 (Brize Norton)
2nd 63 2477 (Britwell)
1st 76 2211 (Bracknell)
Overall 3rd 96 2507 (Bicester)
2nd 107 2267 (Brize Norton)
1st 121 2477 (Britwell)
Score Squadron
Overall 3rd 198 2211 (Bracknell)
2nd 212 2267 (Brize Norton)
1st 243 2477 (Britwell)