At the ready to pack bags for festive shoppers

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Air cadets were on the streets of Dunstable last week - but all in a good cause.

Members of the 460 Squadron out their military skills to good use by helping shoppers pack their Christmas bags in Asda and Morrisons.

The day consisted of the cadets standing by the ends of tills to collect money in their berets to earn funds for the squadron whilst wearing Santa hats.

Cadet McGinley said: “It was brilliant. I felt very merry and felt like I was doing a good deed”.

On the Saturday Cadet Ledwidge had the highest total with an amazing total of £85, closely followed by Cadet Creasey with £82 and Cadet Hurley with just under £80.

Overall on day one the cadets raised a fantastic £770.12 and on Sunday raising just over £700 making the total raised for the squadron an impressive £1,500.

The staff at the supermarket stores and the general public also mentioned on several occasions the excellent behaviour and standards from the cadets who attended.

Each and every one of them should be very proud to be a member of Dunstable Squadron.

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and making new friends then you are in the right place.

Every year more than 40,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. And with over 960 squadrons across the UK, you could be one of them.

The Air Cadets are open to all young people between 12-17 years of age.

Dunstable squadron parade every Monday and Thursday evenings between 1900-2145hrs, their contact number is 01582 606794 on those evenings, or email HYPERLINK “mailto:”