City of Ely Squadron sergeant selected to receive RAF leadership course

Sergeant Rory Donoghue at the squadron’s annual awards evening in January having been presented with

Sergeant Rory Donoghue at the squadron’s annual awards evening in January having been presented with the Cadet of the Year and NCO of the year trophies. - Credit: Archant

A member of the 1094 City of Ely Squadron has been selected to attend an air cadet leadership course at RAF Cranwell, the home of officer selection and training.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25. - Credit: Archant

Rory Donoghue will join air cadets from across Britain who made it through several selection processes.

The cadets will spend a week working together, focussing on teamwork and leadership with a formal passing out parade at the end of the week.

It comes after dozens of people turned out in Ely to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25. - Credit: Archant

The Royal Air Forces Association Ely Branch welcomed Deputy Lord Lieutenant Col Colin Elsden, the High Sheriff, Dr A Harter, CBE and the Mayor and Mayoress.


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They were joined by Royal British Legion standardbearers, the air cadets, army cadets, the army cadets corps of drums and guides and brownies and guests from RAF Lakenheath.

Duxford has also announced its 2018 air show season dates which include a commemoration of the RAF Centenary.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25.

The 1094 City of Ely squadron at the Royal Air Force celebration in Ely on Sunday March 25. - Credit: Archant

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