Recruitment Drive.

Peterborough City Centre 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets are always looking for new members aged between 13 and 17 and Saturday was no different, as 12 cadets joined together on Saturday in Peterborough Town Centre to demonstrate just a couple of activities on offer to each person.

Six of the cadets, joined with Flight Sargent Smith, to entertain the crowds with a selection of pieces from our band repertoire. Many children could be seen marching along to the tune, and some of the older people were happy to tap along to the tune. 51's Band have now attended several events, and supported many parades.

Members of the general public were invited up to attempt some of the initiatives which the Cadets are taught during their time with the Corps. These were greeted with a lot of enthusiasm and completed by various peoples.

The whole event was finished off by a demonstration of the Drill each cadet will learn during their first few weeks at our squadron. Very quickly members of the public were invited to join into the drill and many took on the challenge and tackled it heads on.

The Corp helps cadets develop physically, mentally and socially by providing a range of challenging activities, from Flying to First Aid, Adventure Training to Sports not to mention BTEC qualifications and Duke of Edinburgh Award, to name a few.

Flight Lieutenant Mason said: “We offer a lot of things to our cadets, and not only to do we military skills, we also offer life skills to include Btec's in Public Services and Music.

If you are interested in joining the Air Cadets, why not visit our website www.51sqnatc.co.uk or come to visit us at Nene Park Academy, we meet every Tuesday and Wednesday night between 7pm and 9.15pm.