Young cadets flying high at presentation
AIR cadets were in high spirits as they scooped awards for their achievements.
The annual 866 Immingham Squadron's presentation evening took place at the town's Civic Centre, to recognise the hard work of the youngsters over the past year.
A number of awards were handed out, including the Air Rifle Marksman trophy, the Best Academic Cadet award and Best New Recruit.
Musical entertainment was provided by the Squadron's band.
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The main award of the night – Cadet of the Year – went to Cadet Jessica Whittaker.
She also took away awards for Sports Woman of the Year, Air Rifle Female and Markswoman of the Year.
The 16-year-old, said: "I have been part of the 866 Immingham Squadron for the past three years.
"I have followed in my brother's footsteps, as it looked really good and just something different to get involved in.
"I never thought I would get this many awards on the night but, by doing so, I now want to do even better next year."
William Atkin, 17, took home Marksman of the Year. He said: "I want to join the RAF, so the cadets is my starting point for this.
"I really enjoy it. We do lots of things, such as camping, flying, shooting – there are no other clubs that offer all of this."
Flight Sergeant James Damm, 18, was awarded Sports Man of the Year. He represents the squadron in football, athletics, hockey and rugby.
He said: "I have always loved my sport and now I can compete while representing my other passion, the cadets.
"In the past I have won six gold medals and two sliver medals.
"I am the only one in my family to join the cadets and I have a lot of support from my family.
"This award just inspires me keep on going."
Mayor of Immingham, councillor Neil Castle, said: "This is without doubt the best thing about being mayor, to see such greatness occur in Immingham.
"I am very proud of this town and the achievements of our young people.
"The squadron is run by dedicated volunteers who deserve a huge amount of credit for the work they do.
"Talent recognised during award presentations like this gives us that edge over other towns and districts."