Recruit Course Passes Out

After an actioned packed 6 months of Training the February Recruit Course (the 55th such course the Sqn has run since 1988 ) passed out and the cadets were posted into the main 3 Flights on the Sqn. Their training has consisted of learning about the ATC and RAF, Weapon Training, use of radios, Expedition Training, Drill, Sport, and Airmanship.

22 Cadets (a number of other cadets were on holiday) were present together with their parents for a formal parade and presentation of their Flight Markers.

The parents watched a drill display by the cadets and were then given a presentation of what their young people had achieved and the opportunities open to them in the future by Fg Off Nick Harvey.

The Flight was then marched onto the Sqns Final Parade and the cadets welcomed to the main Sqn by the OC, Sqn Ldr Jerry Godden, and then marched to their new Flights, where a bright future awaits them.

A number of cadets also gained awards for their efforts over the last 6 months.

Cdt Lamsodis was the Best Sports Person
Cdt Shaw was the Best Turned Out and Drill
Cdt Hempstead was the Best Academic

and Cdt Lamsodis was the Best overall Cadet, winning the Jack Petchy Award for July, now having £200 to spend on Sqn equipment of his choice.

The photos hows (left to right) Cdt Hempsted, Lamasodis, Shaw and Sqn Ldr Godden