Brechin Cadets bring home medals for athletic events

Cadets Calum Pert, Logan Suggett and Mathew Mitchell with their silver medals for the 4x100 meter relay (missing is Dean Sharp)

Cadets Calum Pert, Logan Suggett and Mathew Mitchell with their silver medals for the 4x100 meter relay (missing is Dean Sharp)

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Cadets from all over Angus and Aberdeenshire braved the wet and windy weather to take part in track and field events.

A team of 10 Cadets from 2365 (Brechin) Squadron entered the event and all but two of them were entering for the first time.

The Squadron was able to enter a 4 x 100m relay team.

The Cadets participated in tack events such as 100, 400, 800 meters and field events including high jump, long jump, discus, and javelin.

By the end of the day the Squadron had amassed a medal haul of six.

Cadet Ewan Ross, who competed in the under-17s men category, won gold in the high jump and bronze in the javelin.

In the under-15s boys category, Cadet Dean Sharp won bronze in the discus and silver in the shot putt, whilst Cadet Calum Pert won silver in the 100m. The Under-15s relay team also received medals, getting silver in the 4 x 100m relay race.

The Squadron Commander, Pilot Officer Craig Stoker, commented on the success. He said: “The staff and I are very proud of the Cadets and all that they have achieved at the event.

“This once again proves to me that when encouraged to try something outside of the cadets comfort zone they can overcome nerves and inexperience to win.

“This success I hope will encourage the rest of the Squadron to follow in their footsteps and take part in these events.”

If selected by the areas Sports Officer the winning cadets may be selected to represent North East Scotland Wing at the Air Cadet Regional competition next month held in Grangemouth.

Craig added: “If you are, or know anybody who is, aged between 12 years old (and in second year of high school) and 17 and would benefit in becoming an Air Cadet then why not come along to our building on Commerce Street on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 7 and 8.30pm, or find us Facebook or at brechin2365atc@gmail.”