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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".

Nuneaton Millennium Volunteers

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.)

Millennium Volunteers logo

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