First Class Cadet Trainees Pass out.

ITF Air Cadets

Six Air Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron are celebrating passing their First Class examinations. Cadets Goodman, Purchase, Messina, Mills, Williamson and Elliott had to study a range of subjects including the History of the Royal Air Force, Airmanship, Radio Communications, Drill and discipline all under the watchful eye of Warrant Officer Gary Wilcox.

The six cadets have worked hard to achieve this qualification, and it is only the start of many achievements they have ahead of them. Each cadet will have the opportunity to go flying, gliding, gain First Aid qualifications, do their Duke of Edinburgh awards, compete in sport competitions to name a few. Cadet Lucy Williamson has already had the chance to experience the opportunities available to members of the ATC by spending a week at the Corps Marching Band Camp and having the honour of playing at Twickenham. It is not all about work though; each cadet forms friendships which will take them beyond the ATC and their years as a cadet.

Warrant Officer Gary Wilcox said “This is a great group of Air Cadets and now they have completed their basic training I look forward to seeing each of them shine within the ATC”.

If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging hobby or opportunities to make new friends why not find out more about The Air Cadets and our Squadron by visiting our Squadron, we meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 1900-2115 at the Squadron HQ. You will find us at Nene Park Academy near the main reception; alternatively visit our website for more information. The Squadron is recruiting now!!