Baroness Goldie, a Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence recently attended an RAF Air Cadet virtual prize giving ceremony to the winners of the Wales and the Battle of Britain competition.

Together with Air Officer Wales, Air Commodore Adrian Williams and Wales & West RAF Air Cadets Regional Commandant, Roger Simon, the Baroness praised the dedication and skill of each air cadet’s winning entry.

Air Cmdr Williams who was one of the judges and the originator of this competition said, “I have been amazed at the standard of entries and it was difficult to choose the eventual winners.”

The competition was open to all air cadets in Wales (part of Wales and West Region) and gave them the chance to research and prepare a piece of work that fitted within the “Wales and the Battle of Britain” subject.

The judges were Air Office Wales, Group Captain Roger Simon, Regional Commandant Wales & West, RAF Air Cadets, Peter Sinclair, Squadron Leader RFCA North Wales and Tim Jenkins, the Guild of Aviation Artists.

The winners are as follows:

Group 12-16 years old:

Wales and the Battle of Britain History

Cadet Emily Harries, 2480 (Holywell) Sqn, No 2 Welsh Wing

Battle of Britain Model Aircraft

Cadet Luke Unsworth, 1378 (Mold) Sqn, No 2 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of Britain Art

Cadet Sergeant Mia Jones, 1465 (Gwynedd) Sqn, No 2 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Literature

Cadet Eagle, 1358 (Pontardawe) Sqn, No 3 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Music

Joint First

Cadet Kevin Titus, 30F (Llandaff) Sqn, No 1 Welsh Wing  and Cadet Corporal Ifan Rhys Hughes, 1310 (Eryri) Sqn, No 2 Welsh Wing

Group 17-20 years old:

Wales and the Battle of  Britain History Cadet

Flight Sergeant Thomas Stenson, 2012 (Caldicot) Sqn, No 1 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Model Aircraft

Cadet Flight Sergeant O’Beake, 1054 (Llanelli) Sqn, No 3 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Art

Cadet Sergeant Millie Davies, 30F (Llandaff) Sqn, No 1 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Literature

Cadet Sergeant Harry Lancaster, 30F (Llandaff) Sqn, No 1 Welsh Wing

Wales and the Battle of  Britain Music

Cadet Corporal C Young, 1358 (Pontardawe) Sqn, No 3 Welsh Wing

Llongyfarchiadau/Congratulations to you all

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