Six cadets from 121 Squadron have just completed their 1st Class Cadet Training during an intensive weekend course, the first of its type conducted by the Squadron.
Over the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday the cadets underwent the Air Cadet Basic Training syllabus which encompassed a wide range of theoretical and practical subject matter including; The history of the Royal Air Force and Air Training Corps, Ceremonial Drill, The History of Flight, Principles of Airmanship, Map Reading, Initial Expedition Training and Radio Communications, all of which qualifies the cadets for their 1st Class Cadet classification.
OC 121 Squadron said, “With so many other activities and events going on we have been finding it difficult to complete all the training required by cadets to pass their 1st class during normal parade nights. As such we thought we would try a completely new approach and hold a full weekend of dedicated training designed to get the cadets through their basic training.”
He added, “I am delighted to say that, the cadets who took part were fully committed to the training and worked extremely hard all weekend to complete the course. I would also like to thank the members of staff who put the training plan together for their truly outstanding efforts over the last three days that have enable the cadets to get through what is undoubtedly one of the most important phases of their Air Cadet training.”
“It’s been a truly successful weekend, something that we will be looking to repeat in the future. So rest assured, those cadets who still need to complete their 1st Class Cadet Training, we will make sure that you get the opportunity to complete your course as soon as possible”.