Cadets from 2120 (Witney) Squadron gathered at Witney Lakes Resort on Saturday 20th April to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their formation.
Distinguished guests included former cadets, staff, parents as well as Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Brigadier Ian Inshaw and Town Mayor, Cllr Harry Eaglestone. The evening celebrated the squadrons’ accomplishments from the past seventy years, recognising the achievements of all involved, past and present and this was emphasised in a brief note from constituency MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron. In his note to the cadets, the Prime Minister highlighted the cadets commitment to the community and thanked them for their civic duty, assuring the Squadron of his support over the coming years
Commanding Officer of 2120 (Witney) Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Kevin Corbyn reflected on the evening and the past 70 years:
“Witney Air Cadets have a long and prestigious history and this evening’s event celebrated that perfectly. These young adults have turned out tonight and epitomised the very ethos that underlines their Squadron; exemplary citizens. My staff and I are proud of every single cadet and we look forward to the next 70 years and the cadets that will come through our doors.”
Cadet Oscar Evans who joined the Squadron in February and was Mr Vice for the evenings formalities said of the occasion:
“Tonight has been really good fun and it was an honour to be the junior cadet but still be Mr Vice. I have really enjoyed my time with the cadets so far and I can’t wait to go flying and gliding.”
In addition to the congratulatory messages received from the Prime Minister and Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty tweeted the Squadron.