Worthing cadets hold recruitment day

Worthing air cadets held a recruitment day in a bid to raise funds for a trip to Australia.

Air cadets put up the climbing wall in South street Square. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.
Air cadets put up the climbing wall in South street Square. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

The 45F Worthing Squadron Air Training Corps spoke to potential recruits and received donations in South Street Square on Monday May 2, while a climbing wall was provided for family fun.

The group was raising money towards the trip in August, when 20 cadets and six members of staff will fly out to Brisbane to meet with the Royal Australian Air Force Cadets.

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The trip is a cultural exchange for the groups, which both celebrate their 75th anniversary this year.

Maria Muggridge, commanding officer, said: “We have been doing all kinds of things to raise the money. Someone even decided to climb down the Spinnaker Tower.

“We’re taking our group out there to see how the Australian cadets work, eat and sleep. It is the 75th anniversary for both of us so there will be a big parade and party in Brisbane, which is very exciting.

“I think this will be absolutely amazing. This is a plan I have had in my head since 2014, and it has taken nearly two years to achieve. I hope the cadets will have a great time.”

To donate or find out more, email the group’s administration officer at [email protected]

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