WHITLAND Air Cadets have been busy recently.

On May 19, cadets and staff from 2420 (Whitland) Air Training Corp Sqn were out in force, supporting the Maenclochog feed station for the Tour of Pembroke cycle race. Colleagues from neighbouring 1574 (Pembroke) and 948 (Haverfordwest) were also running other stations on the route.

An added bonus was meeting Paralympian Mel Nicholls, who was this year’s VIP guest.

She took time out to speak to the cadets and thank them for their hard work. The squadron were also supported by the hard-working parents who manned the fluids station and the kitchen.

May 20 saw more great weather and a trip for three of the squadron’s cadet to the RAF 100 STEM village in Cardiff.

The RAF is heavily promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in its centenary year and, along with a selection of display aircraft, the village was an impressive sight.

Cadets from 2420 Sqn gained a special “before the public” viewing which saw them try everything from advance paper plane building using computers to the latest innovations in virtual reality training.

“It’s been a really busy weekend for the squadron,” said Sgt Kris Butler, adjutant 2420 Sqn.

“The cadets have worked really hard in extremely hot weather. It was great to hear such positive feedback from the public regarding their appearance and conduct. A huge thank you goes to our parents, who worked behind the scenes to help run the kitchen and drink stalls. This year is proving to be very busy in support of our RAF colleague in their centenary year.”

2420 (Whitland) Sqn parades on Mondays and Thursdays 6.30-9.30pm, next to the fire station in Whitland.

For further info email oc.2420@aircadets.org