|Cadets and staff of 121 (Nuneaton)
Squadron ATC have recently received Millennium Volunteer Award certificates
in recognition of their continuing service within the community throughout
the Nuneaton and North Warwickshire area.
Cadet Corporal Craig Holland and
Cadet Nicholas Hammond have gained their Millennium Volunteers Award,
which marks their individual achievement of 200 hours of work within
community. The squadron as a whole has also received a certificate
in recognition of the fact that its members have completed a staggering
1000 hours of voluntary activities whilst tacking part in the Millennium
Volunteer programme between October 2001 and February 2003.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Millennium Volunteers programme is
a UK-wide initiative designed to encourage 16-24 year olds to volunteer
their time for the benefit of others within their local communities.
It was launched in January 1999 by the Prime Minister, with the
slogan, " Build on what you're into".
Two MV awards may be gained over a minimum twelve-month period
with 100 hours community work being required for the MV Certificate,
and 200 hours for the MV Award.
Flt Lt Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Sqn said, "One
of the primary aims of the Air Training Corps is to promote and
develop a spirit of good citizenship amongst our young people. Therefore
with this objective in mind the squadron encourages both cadets
and eligible staff (unfortunately some of us are too old) to participate
in the Millennium Volunteers Award scheme and in doing so we have
managed to form closer relationships with many local community and
ex-service organisations within Nuneaton".
From the left, WO Jim Taylor
(MV programme co-ordinator),
Cpl. Craig Holland,
Cdt. Nicholas Hammond and
Flt Lt Ian Crewe
(Officer Commanding 121 Sqn.)