Nailsea air cadets move into new HQ

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By Carol_Deacon | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 17:19

2467 (Nailsea) Air Cadet Squadron moved into its new building this week at Greenfield Crescent.

The 40-strong squadron had been on parade at Golden Valley Primary School for nearly a year while building work was underway.

Previously the squadron had been located in dilapidated old buildings on the edge of the playing field.

The cost of the new single-storey red brick building has come from a capital projects fund.

The Cadet Centre has been completed in time for its 40th anniversary celebrations and an official opening later this year.

Built by construction company EG Carter of Gloucester the state-of-the-art project includes a 25 metre training theatre within a compound.

Using modern building techniques the centre will be managed by Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.  

Commanding Officer John Radford said: "We hope this will be a home for the cadets well in to the 21st century and provide them with many opportunities to expand and grow."

Mr Radford who lives in Clevedon has served as the CO at Nailsea for more than eight years.

He has organised expeditions to Poland and annual adventure training camps on the Island of Jersey. 

2467 (Nailsea) Air Cadet Squadron parades on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9.30pm.  

It is open to boys and girls from the age of 13-17 who are given the opportunity to go flying and gliding as well as taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme,.

For more information contact CO Radford, on 0788 918 3080 or  



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