Squadron aims to fly on charity cycle ride

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GO Outdoors Lincoln Assistant Manager and Adult Flight Sergeant Tom Broad and his squadron, 204 City Lincoln Air Training Corps are gearing up to take part in a charity cycle ride from Lincoln to Skegness on the weekend of 11th and 12th October. 

In the run-up to the sponsored cycle ride, two static spin bikes will be set up in the GO Outdoors Lincoln store for younger air cadets to cycle as many miles as they are able to also raise money for the squadron and for The Wings Appeal, the RAF Association’s on-going fundraising campaign.  The Wings Appeal raises funds needed to support serving and ex-RAF personnel and their families, whenever they are need. 

Ryan Alcock, General Manager of the Lincoln GO Outdoors says: “At GO Outdoors Lincoln we’re really proud of Tom, he’s the perfect example of how our dedicated team members get involved with the local community and make a difference. We’re all looking forward to the charity cycle ride – as well as the air cadets we’re planning for all the team to have a go on the static bikes during their shifts to also raise money for this good cause.”

On Sunday 21st September, GO Outdoors Lincoln Assistant Manager and Adult Flight Sergeant (F/S ATC) Tom Broad, led his Squadron, 204 City Lincoln Air Training Corps, in the Battle of Britain Parade.

Tom and the 100 air cadets from the 204 City Lincoln Air Training Corps Squadron took part in the parade at Lincoln Cathedral. The parade commemorated the British and Allied forces that fought and died during the Battle of Britain, whilst recognising the men and women who continue to serve in the armed forces today.

Tom says: “It meant a lot to be a part of the parade this year, marking military bravery in all generations of battle. I have been with the Lincoln Air Cadet Squadron for six and a half years; I joined when I was 20 years old. I know all the air cadets in the 204 City Lincoln Air Training Corps Squadronwere honoured to take part in the parade.  We felt proud to salute those who took part in the Battle of Britain.”