Tonight we enrolled our September intake of recruits to officially become cadets of our squadron. The enrolment marks the formal beginnings of these young people’s time within the RAF Air Cadets; which has so far seen them learning about the origins and history of both the Royal Air Force and the Air Training Corps, the historical development of aeroplanes, and life saving emergency first aid.
The cadets will now start the next phase of their first class training; covering the subjects like airmanship and expedition training, they will develop the core understanding required to undertake activities like air experience flights and adventure training camps.
We were also very please to promote two of our cadets to the rank of corporal. They have both come a long way since they joined the squadron just over 12 months ago.
Corporal Heffernan and Corporal Johnson have both shown themselves to uphold the highest levels of personnel discipline and uphold the values we expect of all cadets. I look forward to working with them!
Flight Sergeant Slade
We would also like to congratulate our Squadron Cadet IC, Flight Sergeant Slade, who was tonight presented with his Jack Petchey Award as nominated by the cadets themselves.
Winners of this award are those who the young people have recognised as someone who has gone above and beyond to achieve! Well Done!