Banbury squadron looks forward to new banner after cheque is presented

Banbury's Air Cadets will soon have a new banner for their squadron after receiving a handsome donation from the town's Rotary Club.
President of Banbury Rotary Club, Cllr Surinder Dhesi, and Rotarian John Webb hand over the cheque to Flt Lt KisleyPresident of Banbury Rotary Club, Cllr Surinder Dhesi, and Rotarian John Webb hand over the cheque to Flt Lt Kisley
President of Banbury Rotary Club, Cllr Surinder Dhesi, and Rotarian John Webb hand over the cheque to Flt Lt Kisley

President of Banbury Rotary Club President, Cllr Surinder Dhesi and Rotarian John Webb presented a cheque for over £1,750 to Flt Lt Kisley of 1460 Banbury Squadron Air Cadets on Monday.

Mrs Dhesi said: "We were delighted to donate this money to the Banbury Air Cadets. It will go towards the cost of purchasing a new squadron banner."

John Webb and his helpers raised the money through the annual Christmas collections at Tesco, Morrison and Sainsbury. A cheque for £5,256.83 was handed over to Katharine House Hospice from the same fundraising effort.

The unit is the Banbury branch of the national Royal Air Force Air Cadets run for young people from the age of 13 - 20.

The squadron provides its cadets with opportunities to fly in both powered aircraft and gliders. It also provides an exciting program of adventure training and field craft including full participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

In addition cadets and adult staff can earn vocational qualifications and important transferable skills and experience. Banbury squadron also has an excellent marching band.