ALLOA'S air cadets held their Christmas fayre on Saturday as they looked to raise funds for the year ahead.

Despite there being a whole host of events on in the area at the same time, the fayre was well attended with "constant streams" of people coming in and out of the cadet centre on Whins Road.

Organised and set up by the civilian committee and the cadets themselves, the event managed to raise £350 which will be pivotal to the 383 Alloa Squadron.

Linda Ross, squadron adjutant, told the Advertiser that it was a great day.

She said: "The idea was to raise funds, as we are a charity, we have to raise our own money.

"There were a number of arts and crafts people from the local area there and selling their own stuff. We also had a raffle with some great prizes donated from local businesses, such as butchers, hairdressers and opticians.

"We raised £350 and are pleased with that. At the end of the day it's £350 the squadron didn't have before, so we done really well."

Linda wished to give thanks to businesses for donating prizes, the civilian committee, the crafts people as well as the cadets.

The squadron also held their annual awards ceremony earlier in the month, with a number of cadets receiving prizes and promotions.

It was also a special ceremony as this year marks not only the end of World War One, but also the 100th year since the inception of the RAF.

The event, which was held earlier in the month at Alloa's Dunmar House, celebrated a number of the youngsters who attend the Air Cadets for the 383 Alloa Squadron.

All promotions and prizes were presented by Wing Commander Colin McCrae at the glitzy ceremony.

There were awards given to Louise Johnston, Matthew Clark, Lewis Kinney and Gavin Paterson, who were named best seniors.

Annielise Marshall was given the honour of best junior while Lucy Armitage was named best probationer.

Arden Bruce was named best cadet while Annielise Marshall picked up another ward, this time for best cadet overall.

There was a number of promotions, too, which were awarded to Josh Syme, Lucy Armitage, Arden Bruce and Hope Monaghan. Annielise Marshall topped off her night with a promotion to sergeant along with Catherine Park.