Air cadets invite you to sign up

Some of the air cadets practice drill
Some of the air cadets practice drill

THE local air training corp which meets in Motherwell is holding an open day on Saturday, October 8, in a bid to attract new members.

The 498 (Wishaw) Squadron for boys and girls aged 13-18 meets on Wednesdays and Fridays in Scottish Rifle House (the TA Centre) on Muir Street.

The open day takes place from 10am-1pm and will feature a drill display, robot building, a first aid demonstration and a display of the squadron’s achievements including those made through the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

There will also be a tombola and a tuck shop on the day.

The organisation is affiliated with the Royal Air Force and cadets can spend weekends at RAF Leuchars, as well as enjoying a week-long camp in Ireland..

There are many prizes and trophies to be won both locally and at national level.

Full story in October 6 edition of Times & Speaker