Cadets from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron have supported the twelfth Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture held by the Cambridge Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The speaker was Air Chief Marshal Sir Clive Loader who captivated the large audience with his address “The Harrier – Unique in its Time”, which covered both the special place this aircraft occupies in world aviation history as well as conveying the excitement of flying this superb aircraft. The occasion was also marked by the acceptance by Sir Michael Marshall of an Honorary Life Vice Presidency of the branch, a title previously held by his late father, Sir Arthur Marshall.
The cadets provided a guard of honour during the evening and assisted with stewarding.
Cadet Corporal Julie Nash said “The cadets really enjoy the ceremonial side of being in the Air Cadets, they take pride in their uniform, conduct and bearing.”
Lee Balthazor, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society also said “I was impressed by the smartness of the cadets and their enthusiasm when I spoke with them about what they did in the Air Training Corps. They are a credit to the ATC.”
Sir Arthur Marshall served 36 years as Chairman of the Civilian Committee of 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron, Air Training Corps and his son Sir Michael Marshall has also served 36 years as Civilian Chairman. This Squadron is therefore unique in that just two generations of a single family have chaired the Civilian Committee during the 72 years since its foundation.
The RAeS Cambridge Branch holds regular lectures and you can view details of forthcoming events online.
104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at our headquarters on Newmarket Road. For more information about joining as either a cadet or member of staff please contact 01223 295324 (Monday and Thursday Evenings) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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