CROWBOROUGH’s Air Cadets, the 1414 Squadron, welcomed their new president Nus Ghani last week for their annual Dining in Night, a ceremony which saw the Wealden MP officially ratified for the role.

In addition, the event, which celebrates the Squadron’s achievements during the year, included the promotion of the Squadron’s Officer Commanding, Mark Hobbs to Warrant Officer and a recognition of the £1,845.04 the cadets raised for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The cadets have all passed classifications, first aid and radio communications qualifications, two cadets now have their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Staff numbers have also increased to enable the Squadron to offer expertise in disciplines such as modelling, fieldcraft and weapons training.

Speaking at the event, Nus Ghani said: “The Crowborough Cadets represent the very best of voluntary organisations. They give the young people of Crowborough vital skills for the future, and a range of opportunities they would not get elsewhere. It is a privilege to be their President.”