Cadets from Truro marked the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Training Corps by planting trees in Ladock Wood in Cornwall. Thirteen cadets aged between 12 and 17-years old from 730 (City of Truro) Squadron, took part in the event on Saturday 26th November. Together they planted 50 trees including silver birch, hornbeam, wild cherry, oak and rowan - all donated by the Duchy of Cornwall.
Pilot Officer Calum Garrard-Kendal of 730 Squadron Adjutant said: "The day came about after 730 Squadron decided to do something special to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps, which was established in February 1941. After months of planning and negotiating to find a site for the planting, Geraint Richards at the Duchy of Cornwall very kindly offered to support us in marking the occasion.
"Cadets got to learn about their own organisations' history and through Geraint they learnt a great deal about the Duchy's vast history. The day was highly successful with 13 cadets planting all 50 Trees. After the planting the cadets were hosted by Duchy at a local shooting lodge for warm drinks and cake."
Geraint Richards, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall
Duchy of Cornwall Head Forester, Geraint Richards said: "The trees will be a lasting legacy for centuries to come. I always say there is great satisfaction in seeing the trees you have planted grow each year and the cadets here have done a fantastic job."
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