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Air Cadets from Mablethorpe have record athletics medal haul

Cadets from 1228 Mablethorpe Air Cadets have gained a record haul of medals in their Trent Wing athletics competition. EMN-140520-095515001

Cadets from 1228 Mablethorpe Air Cadets have gained a record haul of medals in their Trent Wing athletics competition. EMN-140520-095515001

Cadets from 1228 Squadron in Mablethorpe have bagged a record medal haul after competing in their first athletics competition in years.

The eight air cadets took part in their Trent Wing athletics competition, which was held in Grantham on Sunday, May 18.

Cadets Ben Horner, Jack Wilson, Domenico Lippolis, Vincenzo Lippolis, Gioiachino Lippolis and Niamh Lippolis, alongside corporals Robert Beer and Conner Chapman-McEwan competed against 30 other squadrons in their wing, some of which had 50 cadets plus, while the Mablethorpe squadron is one of the smallest.

But the eight of them alone brought home three gold medals, seven silver and even a first place trophy.

Commanding Officer for the squadron, Warrant Officer Scott Gardiner said: “Our motto is ‘Nothing is Impossible’ and our cadets have proven this during Sunday’s athletics competition.

“In my time as the unit commander, I have never seen sporting success like it.

The team spirit shone through the whole day and even with the scorching heat throughout, they never gave up.

“I am enormously proud of all of the cadets and their successes.”

But cadets Domenico Lippolis and Vincenzo Lippolis were the stars of the show after bringing home a haul of five medals between them and a trophy.

Wing Commander Wright who is head of the all of the sqaudrons in Trent Wing was shocked at their achievements.

He added: “The community of Mablethorpe should be proud of the youths sporting achievements and the medals and trophy they achieved. You are definitely punching above your weight.”

As a further prize Domenico and Vincenzo Lippolis and cadets Jack Wilson will now compete against other squadrons from across the country in 
the regional competition taking place on June 8 in Bedford.

 

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