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Many of our cadets have gained certificates for Classifications, Radio and First Aid Awards as well as  BTEC's in Public Services or Aviation Studies.

This is an outstanding achievement for the cadets who happily recieved their awards. 


 

Cadet Asgari gained her Squadron Marksman badge along with two cadets from 2388 (Castleford) Sqn on the NO8 Rifle. This takes lots of effort, concentration and is an exceptional skill! 

 

 


Cadet' Burnill,Relins, Graye and Warsi recently went on a Junior Non Commissioned Officers Course at South and West Yorkshire Wing HQ. Both cadets were able to gain and enhance their skills over the weekend with 30 other cadets from around the Wing.

They were taught the theory of leadership, drill and team management skills as well as gaining information about the structure of the organisation.

Both cadets were assessed throughout the course which they successfully passed, receiving their certificate on final parade.


 

Cadet Mcphie and Cadet Calladine recently went on a Junior Non Commissioned Officers Course at South and West Yorkshire Wing HQ. Both cadets were able to gain and enhance their skills over the weekend with 30 other cadets from around the Wing.

They were taught the theory of leadership, drill and team management skills as well as gaining information about the structure of the organisation.

Both cadets were assessed throughout the course which they successfully passed, receiving their certificate on final parade.

                                                      


 

Cadets from 127 Squadron recently received some well-deserved promotions on first parade by Flt Lt Parker (OC 127 Sqn). These cadets have shown high levels of leadership, team management, communication skills as well as commitment and determination throughout their service as a cadet.

 

 

A big well done to:

Sgt Caitlin McMahon

Cpl Danielle Benn

Cpl Daniel Barraclough

Cpl Charlotte Pickering

 

 

They will be playing a huge part in the day to day running and planning of the squadron along with other members of the NCO team, taking a parade, instructing the cadets throughout their classifications & drill which is a huge responsibility to take on. 

 


 

18 year old Thomas Gwilliam has surpassed the expectations of an Air Cadet Flight Sergeant by being recognised as the 2014 recipient of The Group Captain George Cubby MBE Memorial Sword. The sword is awarded annually to the best cadet out the four Air Cadet Leadership Courses, these four courses test the limits of an air cadet’s leadership skills, and for Thomas, this award was unexpected.

 

Having attended the week long course in July 2014 at RAF Cranwell. Thomas endured intense leadership activities throughout the course, of which he excelled in. Although, it was the way Thomas explained a unique and original strategy to successfully completing a leadership exercise using only twigs and pinecones, which got him noticed by the officers on the course and subsequently got Thomas promoted to course leader.

 

From this promotion, he then exceeded what was expected of him by making sure that his group of ninety cadets achieved the standards expected of the overall course. Even when he was deliberately put under pressure by the officers.

For his achievements, he was awarded the best cadet of that individual course by the Air Cadet Commandant, in itself this is an amazing award, which Thomas didn’t expect. Little did he know that he was then to achieve one of the highest cadet honours in the Air Cadet Organisation.

 

Thomas would like to thank the cadets who personally helped him on the course and who worked on his behalf to show his leadership potential. He feels honoured to be the recipient of the National Leadership Award and he feels that this will be the highlight of his life.