The Air Training Corps’ 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Tree planting for Air Cadet Anniversary.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets throughout Devon and Somerset are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the organisations foundation which took place on the 5th of February 1941.  The Air Training Corps was established on this date by the issuing of a Royal Warrant from His Majesty King George VI.  The Air Cadets motto is ‘Venture Adventure’ and it is one of the country’s largest and most popular youth organisations.

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Flight Lieutenant Adam Scott and Cadet Ben Cox of 1182 (Shepton Mallet) Squadron were at hand to receive a number of donated trees which were provided by the Shepton Mallet Dhobbies garden centre during a recent presentation held at the store.

The trees will be used for planted during civic ceremonies and events throughout both counties during the cadet’s anniversary year.

Amy Milverton, the store Community Champion and Horticulture Manager, Michael Webb were able to give expert advice on care and planting of the trees.  Michael said “Dobbies Shepton Mallet are pleased to be able to help our local Air Cadets mark their 75th anniversary, we hope you have a great year”.

Dobbies 75th Anniversary Trees

Air Cadets are also marking the anniversary of their formation in other many ways including open days and a commemorative parade to be held in Taunton on Saturday the 11th of June.