Sidmouth Cadets 25th ""hut"" anniversary
SIDMOUTH cadets celebrated the 25th anniversary of their headquarters last week. On Tuesday, December 16 the 2019 Squadron Air Cadets celebrated the quarter of a century anniversary of their base which is fondly named the hut . The Cadets put on a variet
SIDMOUTH cadets celebrated the 25th anniversary of their headquarters last week.
On Tuesday, December 16 the 2019 Squadron Air Cadets celebrated the quarter of a century anniversary of their base which is fondly named "the hut".
The Cadets put on a variety show for family and friends before a buffet, all of which was cooked by the Cadets and their parents.
Flight Lieutenant J F C Lowe cut the 25th anniversary cake, certificates were given out to the Cadets and even Santa made an appearance.
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Flight Lieutenant John Lowe said: "It was brilliant. Everybody pulled together and it was a super evening."
The 25th anniversary might be the huts last as the Air Cadets will soon be moving into brand new headquarters which will be shared with Army Cadets.
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Mr Lowe added: "We thought we would take the opportunity to celebrate that and celebrate the youngsters.
"Each got a certificate and some got results of the exams which they didn't know they were getting and was quite a surprise."
The cadets have also been bag packing in Waitrose this week to raise money to but six hand held radios which cost in excess of £180 each.
Mr Lowe said: "We desperately need this equipment. It helps to keep them safe as they are on a different frequency no one else can listen in to them.
"Waitrose like us to be there as they say we are a calming influence to people buying their last bits and bobs for Christmas."
The Cadets will be bag packing from 10am-4pm on Wednesday, December 24.