It was a privilege to be guest of honour at the Air Cadets’ annual “Dining In” event at Thornton Hall Hotel. The evening was modelled, unsurprisingly, on the RAF tradition of a squadron mess dining event. I was able to present an array of awards including those for Best Cadet, Best NCO.
The event was hosted by the CO Flt Lt Paul Thelwell RAFVR(T). The evening was also paradoxically one of “Dining Out”, as the squadron bade farewell to three members of staff, Lisa Fields, Anne-Marie Mitchell and Mark Mitchell.