Newbury Best in the Valley – It’s official!

The cadets and staff from 211 (Newbury) Squadron have narrowly beaten rivals 2507 (Bicester) Squadron in the Marshall Trophy – a competition to find the best Squadron in the Thames Valley. The trophy was collected by Commanding Officer Flt Lt Simon Cragg in his last duty as Squadron boss before moving to become Wing Staff Officer.

Sector Commander, Squadron Leader Mark Trevena, was pleased to see the trophy returning to West Berkshire “Newbury have always performed really well in the Marshal Trophy and I am really pleased they have won the silverware against some really strong competition with Bicester just a single point behind them”.

The competition creates snap shot of all of the 26 Squadrons in the Thames Valley including Cadet numbers, academic success, flying, gliding, sports, shooting camps and adventure training. For 2013 the competition is being remodelled to align with the new “Are You On Target?” scheme which has recenty successfully replaced “Perfect 10”.