Wing Bowling with Windsor

ach year Thames Valley Wing holds its Inter Squadron bowling competition at RAF Brize Norton where the squadrons get together before the Christmas break with each squadron been allowed to enter 2 teams. With the event always being a good day out for the cadets and staff this year’s event was no exception with everyone enjoying themselves and some good scores been achieved at the end of the day.

459 (Windsor) Squadron provide their story on how the competition went for the squadron on the day.

“A very early morning saw 459 start the journey to RAF Brize Norton to begin the defence of the Mixed Team Trophy. After a relatively shaky start, the cadets decided that the OC was a jinx and banished him from the lanes! From that action, the team, consisting of CWO Whaqar Hussain in his last ever appearance for 459 before he ages out, FS Oliver Blackley, Cdt Beth Appleton and Cdt Amulya Sannapureddy, went on to decimate all competition. With the OC sneakily glancing from afar, strike after strike went on ending with a total points haul of 2070 which, for the third year in a row, meant we retained the Mixed Team Trophy! Not only had 459 become 4 x Champions (We had won the boys trophy 4 years ago as well!), we were also second overall, beating many squadrons with two teams in the competition! Add to that the CWO and FS being 3rd and second in the individual competition respectively and it was an amazing day for the Mighty 459! Some say that this win was down to team spirit and that banishing the jinx of the OC, was a stroke of genius!”

With a 40 point lead however this year saw 2121 (Abingdon) Squadron crowned as the bowling champions for 2013. Following closely in 2nd place was 459 (Windsor) Squadron and in 3rd place, 2477 (Britwell) Squadron. All the squadrons that entered did extremely well and the full results are listed below.

Position Squadron Score
1 2121 2135
2 459 2095
3 2477 1983
4 2267 1954
5 2507 1914
6 136 1857
7 2402 1811
8 2410 1785
9 1861 1743
10 211 1711
11 Scratch 1705
12 136 1673
13 153 1600
14 966 1600
15 155 1570
16 2120 1493
17 2121 1473
18 2410 1429
19 Scratch 1351
20 2477 1334
21 211 1318
22 Scratch 1111