Medal joy for athletic air cadets

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Sporty air cadets in South Tyneside are flying high after winning almost 20 medals.

The 324 (South Shields) Royal Air Cadets Squadron took part in the annual Durham and Northumberland Wing Athletics Competition at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow on Sunday.

The group, based in Highfield Road, South Shields, achieved eight gold medals and five silver as it competed against 33 other squadrons.

Two individual bronze medals and one gold and one silver, were also picked up in the under-15 girls category and the under-17s boys 4x100m relay.