Air cadets get down to earth
THE 100-acre East Carlton Country Park may look beautifully green and clean from high above, but local air cadets were keeping their eyes down and their feet firmly on the ground earlier this month as part of a royal campaign.
Cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air joined in the UK-wide Clean for The Queen campaign, which aims to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday year by sprucing up communities and litter-picking round local green spaces.
Working alongside the borough council, the staff and cadets made their way around the park, picking up rubbish and showing great teamwork. The cadets and staff cleared the park in less than two hours, with the strangest find of the day being a broadband installation CD.
The council expressed thanks for the cadets’ help and looks forward to welcoming them back tomorrow, Saturday 19th, for a tree-planting event to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF air cadets organisation.
If you’re aged between 12 (school year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron is holding an Open Day on Saturday April 2, from 10am to 2pm, at Squadron Headquarters in St Mark’s Road.