We are proud to announce that Seaham squadron have won the Marshall Trophy for 2015. It is a national award given to the most improved squadron over the past 3 years. We were up against tough competition from 5 other squadrons in the 5 other regions around the UK. The award is chosen and will be presented by Commandant Air Cadets Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR.
To commemorate Sir Arthur”s lifelong interest in aviation, the Marshall family donated a trophy to the Air Training Corps to be presented to “The Most Improved Squadron in the ATC over a Protracted Period of Time.”
Sir Arthur Marshall was born in Cambridge, England and was educated at the Perse School in Cambridge and at Tonbridge School in Kent, completing his education at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1922, where he earned a degree in engineering.
He learned to fly in 1928, and shortly thereafter created an airstrip near his family”s Cambridge home, which by 1929 had turned into a full-fledged airfield. Six years later, Marshall and his father, David, bought the land where the present Cambridge Airport now stands and started Marshall Aerospace.
The award would not be possible without the outstanding efforts over the past 3 years from all the cadets, staff and civilian committee on the squadron.
Flt Lt Gavin Houghton RAF VR(T) said “It is a great honour to be Officer Commanding 1338 (Seaham) Squadron. I believe it is the first time this award has been given to a squadron in Durham Northumberland Wing. I would like to extend my thanks to all of the cadets, civilian committee and staff. A huge well done!”