Nuneaton Based Air Cadets recently said farewell to one of their adult staff who was leaving the Squadron to join the Royal Air Force.
After three years of service as an adult volunteer with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, Flying Officer Edward Carr RAFVR(T) had decided that it was time for him to make a significant change in his career path. In doing so Edward will be making a momentous jump from voluntary service with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Training Branch (RAFVR(T)) that administers the running of the Air Cadets to regular full time service as an officer in the Royal Air Force.
As such Fg Off Edward Carr will removing both his Flying Officer rank slides and VR(T) insignia and replacing them with the white flashes of an Officer Cadet as he enters the Royal Air Force Collage Cranwell for his Initial Officer Training, after which Edward will go on to trade training as an officer with the RAF Regiment.
On his last parade as an VR(T) officer the cadets of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron were determined to give Edward a send-off to remember with a night of fun and games followed by presentations of some parting gifts.
On leaving Fg Off Edward Carr RAFVR(T) said that he had really enjoyed his time with the Squadron and thanked the cadets for the opportunity to be part of the team at 121 Squadron.
Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have Edward as a member of our staff. As the Squadrons Adjutant he has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the Squadron over the past three years and has always been an inspiration to the cadets and demonstrated his total commitment to helping to providing new activities for our young people “.
He added, “Seeing Edward go is somewhat of a double edged sword, we are sorry to lose him but delighted to see him realise the goal that he has worked so hard to achieve as he leaves us to enter the Royal Air Force Collage Cranwell”.
"The whole Squadron will be following Edward as he progresses through his new career and we look forward to seeing him visit the Squadron as a Royal Air Force Officer”.