World Pooh Sticks 2018

On Sunday 3rd June 2018, Cadets from 2120 Squadron were pleased to be supporting the Rotary Club at the International World Pooh Sticks championships.

Inspired by the game Winne the Pooh and Piglet played in the classic A A Milne stories, this annual gathering has for the past three years taken place in Witney. Cadets were on hand this year to assist with the setup of the event before joining the fun and entering the World Championships.

"Pooh Sticks is a terrific community event and today I've met entrants from around the UK, Denmark and the USA"

Cadet Sergeant Joshua Sigsworth
Every year, people from all over the World travel to enter the Pooh Sticks championships and help raise money for the Rotary Club ‘End Polio’ campaign and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

"2120 Squadron is involved in a large number of community events each year. Citizenship is one of the key aims of the Air Training Corps, and it is difficult to attend a local festival or fete without seeing us there.

As ever, the Cadets and accompanying staff worked hard today to make our community a better place, and I continue to be immensely proud of each and everyone of them".

Flight Lieutenant Michael Caffrey

Entering the group competition, the Cadets pitted their ‘Pooh Sticks wit’ against other teams, going from heats through to the finals, ultimately coming second.

If you would like more information about Witney Air Cadets or are interested in attending, pleaseĀ Contact Us.

Photo by Ric Mellis