Cadets Join London Wing Winners At Jack Petchey Ceremony
Cadets and staff from 1921 Squadron attended the annual Jack Petchey Award Ceremony at the Camden Centre in London on Thursday, January 22.
Established in 1999 by an East End entrepreneur, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
Since it has been established, the Foundation has given away over Â£50 million in grants and awards â€” including supporting the Squadronâ€™s trip to the USA in October 2008 â€” but the major focus of their work is the Achievement Award Scheme.
The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to a cadet who demonstrates leadership or determination in a special way. The 2008 winners showed a range of inspirational qualities, and were rewarded for their exemplar effort with their Awards. Each cadet receives Â£300 to be spent on the Squadron, as well as a certificate and commemorative medal.
The Award Ceremony brings together all of the winners from across London Wing, so that they can be presented with medals in front of their parents and friends in an energetic and celebratory evening.
Flying Officer David Preece said afterwards: “It’s a great chance to celebrate our achievers this year. We are incredibly proud of these young leaders, and I’m delighted that we are able to give them recognition in this way. I hope they can go on to inspire other cadets to achieve in the same way.”