Stanair Peterborough Depot proudly supports the soaring 2071 Stamford Air Cadets
Stanair are delighted to support the 2071 Stamford Squadron of the Air Cadets, local to their Peterborough Depot.
The squadron, who have Parade Nights every week, is made up of teens between the ages of 12 and 18. Sponsored by the Royal Air Force, the 2071 Stamford Squadron is one of many across the UK, with the Air Cadets boasting 40,000 members nationally. Members enjoy a whole host of activities, ranging from playing competitive sports through to training and education in subjects such as flight training and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The 2071 Stamford Squadron itself is host to plenty of exciting activities. It’s dedicated members compete in sporting competitions against fellow squadrons, such as swimming, cross country and athletics.
Along with taking part in competitions, training and other exciting events, the squadron does a lot of wonderful work within their local community. Last year saw members helping Morrison’s customers pack their shopping bags at the checkout over Christmas, raising funds for the squadron and cancer charity, Clic Sargent. Christmas also saw members visit their local nursing home, spending quality time with their residents and helping to spread festive joy across the home. Last November, the RAF celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary and the Stamford squadron took part in raising funds for the Poppy Appeal, along with attending the annual Remembrance Day Parade in the town.
“Stanair as a company are really passionate about supporting their local communities and the people that make them,” said Will Smith, Director at Stanair, “it’s wonderful to see the 2071 Stamford Squadron doing just that with all of their fantastic work in the local area. We’re very proud to support them.”
The squadron have a busy time ahead, competing in sports events and working in the local community, such as running the Lions Family Day for the Stamford Mayor and marshalling for the Nene Valley Trust. You can keep track of all the fantastic work they get up to on their Facebook page.
We look forward to watching the squadron grow and prosper this year.