Stonehaven Air Cadets stalwart honoured....

Andrew Newton gets honoured
Andrew Newton gets honoured

Andrew Newton, chairman of the Civilian Committee of 1297(Stonehaven) Squadron, A.T.C., has been honoured at a recent cermony.

Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, thanked Andrew for his tireless work on behalf of the Air Training Corps and the Stonehaven Squadron in particular.

In addition to chairing the squadron’s Civilian Committee, Andrew is currently the Wing treasurer.

He has also been able to contribute positively to, and influence, a number of the Wing’s activities and initiatives.

A tireless worker not only for the aims and aspirations of the Stonehaven Squadron, but also for the cadet body within the Wing, Andrew’s award recognises his enthusiasm and commitment over many years which has benefited the cadets of 1297(Stonehaven) and also those serving in other squadrons.

At a recent ceremony, held at the Stonehaven Squadron’s headquarters in Beachgate Lane, Carol Kinghorn presented Andrew with the Lord Lieutenant’s Award for Meritorious Service.

He was accompanied by his wife, Irene, at the event.

Part of a youth organisation based in the UK and abroad, with over 30,000 members in almost 1000 squadrons. 1297 is one of 14 squadrons belonging to the Aberdeen and North East Wing.

The Air Cadet Corps is a disciplined, uniformed, youth organisation with a direct affiliation with the Royal Air Force and has been existence since 1941.

The doors are open to all young men and women from the age of 13 up to the age of 18 to join the Air Cadet Corps.