Twenty-nine RAF Air Cadets from nine different squadrons across Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing completed a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition last weekend. Fifteen cadets from 181 (City of … Continue Reading
On 30th September ex cadets and staff of 2467 (Nailsea) Squadron got together with other participants from Exercise Polish Eagle 2006 for the 10th Anniversary. In 2006, Squadron Leader John Radford the Officer Commanding Nailsea Squadron together with help from George Peszynski the Honorary Polish Consul in Bristol put together an expedition for 40 staff and cadets to Poland. Taking in Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane and a number of other locations the expedition was designed to build links and allow Air Cadets to learn more about the history and culture of Poland.
10 years later it was decided that it would be a sensible time for as many of the participants as possible to meet up for a meal at Cadbury House in Congresbury to recollect the expedition and find out what they all now do. The meal was specially designed and put together by the hotel to bring a taste of Poland to North Somerset. Most of the evening was spent meeting up with old acquaintances and re-establishing lost links. George Peszynski and his wife Krystyna were once again Guests of Honour for the evening having worked tirelessly in 2006 to assist in making the Expedition happen.
Social media was used to get in touch with all the original participants, with some coming from as far away as Durham and London for the event.
The Exercise Polish Eagle was part of what the Air Cadets continue to offer young people in the town.