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Trust Funds New Squadron Banner

Published: 04 Nov 2016

North Tyneside Air Cadets' preparations for Remembrance Sunday have taken a big step forward thanks to the RAF Charitable Trust. 

861 (Wideopen) Squadron intended to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation during the Remembrance Sunday service on November 13, by laying its banner at St Columba's Church in the village. 

However, upon inspection it was decided that the current banner was not fit for purpose. Having been used by the Squadron since 1981 it was showing its age, with the silk material having proved difficult to clean over the years. 

A new and improved Squadron banner was purchased thanks to a grant of £400 from the Charitable Trust.

 "It looks fantastic," said Cadet Flight Sergeant Jake Tadman. "It is fully embroidered, unlike the old one which was printed, and it will serve the Squadron long into the future. 

"We are incredibly grateful to the RAF Charitable Trust for its support on this project."

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