New future for air cadets

Long Eaton cadets farewell
Long Eaton cadets farewell
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Cadets of the 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) have bid farewell to their home, which has witnessed it’s last parade.

The historic venue has now been demolished to make way for a new cadet centre that will also accommodate the Army Cadet detachment.

For almost 30 years, the air cadets have managed with the cramped conditions offered by the old wooden building.

They are now looking forward to being able to expand in a purpose-built training facility that will contain up-to-date training aids.

“It is sad to see the old hut go, it was full of so many memories for past generations of cadets,” said Flight Lieutenant Jack Stapanian, the squadron’s commanding officer.

“But we look forward to moving into our new building, and hope the modern centre will encourage more Long Eaton youngsters to join us” .

The squadron is currently looking for temporary accommodation.

Our photo shows the cadets bidding farewell.