September 21, 2015

For the ninth year in a row Cadets from 379 (County of Ross) Squadron scooped the Aircraft Recognition competition at the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Field Day.

The Cadets were representing Highland Wing at the September 6 event held at MoD Caledonia at Rosyth. They will now go on to represent Scotland and Northern Ireland at the National Corps Finals later in the year.

Pilot Officer David Anderson RAFVR(T), Commanding Officer of 379 (County of Ross) Squadron said: “An event like this involves a lot of work from the Cadets and they continue to prove that they have what it takes.

“Each year the competition from other squadrons and wings get more determined and our Cadets have to put in the extra study at weekends to make sure they know the slightest variations in aircraft design. I know what they are capable of and have every confidence in their ability at the corps finals later.”


The team (Cadet Jade Crosbie, Cadet Sergeant Drew Mackay and Cadet Rhys Feachem) being presented with their trophy and medals by Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson CBE OBE Air Officer Scotland.

The competition also saw a special award presented to Cadet Corporal Evan Swart. Corporal Swart was awarded a Regional Commandants Certificate of Good Service for his courage and quick-thinking actions to preserve life during an incident on the A9 in May 2014.

His parents also made the journey to Rosyth to watch the presentation of the award by Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson CBE OBE. Corporal Swart was also made the BFBS Cadet of the Week for his actions.


Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson CBE OBE presents a surprised Evan with his award.