On Tuesday 15 th April , Squadron Leader Bryan Coats visited 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron to present a certificate in recognition of the unit achieving 6450 hours of voluntary work with the Millennium Volunteers (MV) Scheme.
Millennium Volunteers (MV) Scheme, which closed at the end of March 2008, was an initiative that acknowledged the hard work and commitment of young people between the ages of 16-24 in the voluntary sector.
Flt Lt Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron 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 actively encouraged both cadets and eligible staff (unfortunately some of us were a little 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 the Nuneaton area. We are sorry to see the scheme close but we’re glad we had the opportunity to take part in such a worthwhile initiative".
On presenting the unit’s final total MV hours certificate, Squadron Leader Bryan Coats, Millennium Volunteers coordination Officer for Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing said, “The Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing as a whole with a staggering 160250 volunteer hours has been the best performing ATC Wing in the Millennium Volunteers scheme. 121 Squadron has made a significant contribution to this total and the Squadron can also be proud of the fact Sergeant Nick Hammond of 121 Squadron was the first member of the ATC within the scheme to reach the 1000 hours target.”