Didcot are on the money for Royal British Legion

Forty three staff and cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron completed the 10 mile Royal British Legion Poppy Walk sponsored march on Sunday 8th May.

They raised a total of £2,801.06 which will be split equally between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the Air Training Corps.

The walk took place along parts of the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire, and the day though overcast at the start got better with the participants eventually finishing in glorious sunshine. Cadet Daniel Bint (14) said “It was really nice walking with my mates and to be doing something for people who have fought in the wars.”

Some of the cadets and staff are training for the International four day road marches in Nijmegen, Holland during July and they completed the 10 mile route in a blistering 2 hours 20 minutes.  The rest of the Squadron finished in just over 3 hours.

Didcot Squadron’s Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Cavon Chaney said “I am really proud of all the cadets who have taken part today, and offer my thanks to their supporters for pledging so much money to two such worthy charities.”