Runaway success for air cadets

Runaway success for air cadets

MIRFIELD Air Cadets were victorious in the annual squadrons’ athletics competition for the South and West Yorkshire Wing.

The boys from the 868 (Mirfield) Squadron Air Cadets won the overall trophy in their section, with the girls coming second in theirs at Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium.

Further to the success of the boys and girls squads, there was an impressive collection of individual medal winners.

Sergeant Baillie grabbed two gold medals in both the 400m and 800m and a bronze in the javelin.

There were silver medals for Sgt Galib-Khorshid and FS Gilroy in the 200m and Discus respectively, while Captain Jagger bagged bronze in the 1,500m and silver in the 200m.

Sergeant Kelly got a Long Jump gold and a 100m bronze, alongside Cadet Smith who also came away with a bronze in High Jump.

Captain Riley and Cadet Walton both boasted a gold each in the 800m.

Squadron commander Flight Lieutenant Peter Doubell said: “I am absolutely delighted that this has been such a very successful day for the squadron.

“A big well done to all the cadets who took part! They have all done tremendously well and reaped the rewards for their efforts.”

Many of the athletes will now go on to represent the South and West Yorkshire Wing in competition with the other wings in the North Region competition.

The Squadron meets at the Air Cadet Centre on Huddersfield Road in Mirfield, near to the Stocks Bank Road junction, on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

For more information, visit or contact Flt Lt Peter Doubell on 01924 498896.

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