Team proves to be driving force
SOME people might be grateful for an excuse to avoid a twoday, 50-mile trek through the wilds of Shropshire, but not Ashford air and sea cadets. Last month, we reported how 22 cadets from Ashford were desperate for help getting to the Royal Air Force’s annual Cosford march, after the coach they were due to catch was unable to collect them. It looked as though months of training would go to waste, but in the end the squadron showed a resourcefulness that should stand them in good stead in their future military careers. Flt Lt Nicky Moon, from the 305 Ashford Squadron Training Corps, said: “We just sorted it out ourselves. Basically we went up in two minibuses and drove ourselves up. It was all solved, but it was a bit of a squeeze.” As for the march itself, the training paid off, as the whole squadron completed it successfully, spending the night on the floor of the RAF Cosford gym. The youngsters, all aged between 12 and 16, should have fewer problems getting to their next march, which leaves Folkestone on May 27.