Three air cadets from Thetford Squadron represent Norfolk and Suffolk at sports competition

Three air cadets from 1109 Thetford Squadron won gold medals representing Norfolk and Suffolk at a h

Three air cadets from 1109 Thetford Squadron won gold medals representing Norfolk and Suffolk at a hockey tournament. From left to right: Hayley Bingham; Larna Smith and Georgia Brinkley. Picture: Matthew Drewry - Credit: Archant

Three air cadets from 1109 Thetford Squadron won gold medals after representing Norfolk and Suffolk at a hockey tournament.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Georgia Brinkley, Cadet Corporal Larna Smith and Cadet Hayley Bingham were picked to play for the Norfolk and Suffolk air cadets' wing team in the Inter Wing Senior Girls Hockey Championships.

Held at RAF College Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, the competition saw six wings within central and eastern England battle it out on the hockey field to be crowned regional champions.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Brinkley, who has been selected to attend the regional trials later this month to try and make it to the corps competition, said: 'It was a privilege to represent Norfolk and Suffolk Wing once again, and fantastic that we came home with the trophy.

'The team was exceptional during the competition against some tough teams, and we're looking forward to retaining the trophy in 2018.'


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The squadron have had a number of wing representations this year.

Cadet Warrant Officer Hayden Iles represented Norfolk and Suffolk Wing in the Senior Football competition and Cadet Corporal Callum Brown and Cadet Lewis Haynes travelled to RAF Wyton tfor the male hockey championships.

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Later this month five cadets from 1109 head to RAF College Cranwell after being selected for the wing junior rugby team.

Squadron sports officer, Sergeant Matt Drewry said: 'It was been an excellent start to 2017 with sports for 1109, after finishing third overall in last month's cross country to twelve wing representations in a matter of months.

'This year already looks very bright and I'm sure the cadets will continue to achieve great things.'

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