Last weekend saw 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets, make the short trip from their squadron in Orton to work with the Church in Old Fletton to tidy up their local area by completing a litter pick.
Yes that’s right, 10 of our cadets, turned into Wombles, and what fun they had in doing it.
It is disappointing to say, that even in today’s society, there are many who do not appreciate the green areas we have, and it takes volunteers like Air Cadets and the congregation of local churches, St Margaret’s Old Fletton in this case, to keep our areas litter free, and that is just what this group of people did for 2 hours last Saturday.
You might think this is not the most pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning, what with empty beer cans, empty bottles of Vodka, broken bits of car, plastic bags and good knows what else, but these 10 cadets, had so much fun. Flt Lt Mason said “I can’t believe how much fun, so few people can have clearing up behind others. Yet our cadets certainly did. The only disappointing side is, we didn’t even break through the surface, even though we filled over 40 bags”.
The cadet’s hard work was rewarded after the event, with bacon rolls and biscuits, kindly put on the St Margaret’s church, and I must say, the amount they packed away they all must have worked very hard. This act of support, will not go un rewarded for our cadets as it will go towards each of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
If you’re looking for something different, want to have new experiences, be part of an outstanding organisations and gain qualifications like your DofE not to mention make new friends why not find out more about The Air Cadets. Our Squadron meets on a Tuesday and Wednesday night between 1900-2115 at our own premises behind Nene Park Academy. alternatively visit our website www.51sqnatc.co.uk for more information. The Squadron is recruiting now!!