The Squadron's commanding officer, Squadron Leader Kevin Mehmet RAFVR(T) remarked that “2010 also happens to be the UK cadet movement's 150th anniversary and to be judged the best air cadet
squadron in this very special year makes winning the Lees Trophy all the more outstanding. We are all delighted and thrilled to be recognised in this way.”
Competition to be the best is tough as winners usually do it after one or two attempts. 1475 Squadron's victory is all the more remarkable as they achieved it at the first attempt. “We always knew we were the best, and now it is official, but I would say that wouldn't I,” said Cadet Flight Sergeant Esteban Albuja (17), one of the senior boys on the Squadron.