Diss cadets raise hundreds through bag pack mission

Diss air cadets took part in a bag packing exercise at a supermarket to boost squadron funds.

Members of the 1070(Diss) Squadron Air Training Corps turned out for the Remembrance bag pack at the Tesco store in town and raised �750 for their efforts.

No less than twenty cadets and three staff and member of the civilian committee turned up for duty on the Saturday morning before Remembrance Sunday.

The proceeds of the bag pack will allow the squadron to purchase much needed equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and Fieldcraft.

Flight Lieutenant Emma Dixon, the commanding officer of 1070 Squadron said that while the primary purpose was fund raising, the exercise also reinforced the squadron's bond with the local community.

'The day exceeded my expectations, considering this was a relatively quiet shopping day. The fact that so many cadets and staff chose to give up their Saturday says a lot about their commitment to the squadron, and it was good to receive so many compliments on their behalf. We are very grateful to Tesco for making us feel so welcome, and for their kind comments about the cadets.'

Diss Air Cadets parade every Tuesday and Thursday, at the Drill Hall, Sunnyside, Diss from 7pm to 9.30pm.