After a packed 6 months of training the March 08 Recruit Course (the 58th 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, and having the opportunity to take part in powered flying and rifle shooting, and completing a recruit training weekend at Crowborough Training Camp in Sussex.
21 Cadets 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 second in command of the Squadron.
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 Waghela was the Best Turned Out and Drill
Cdt Manning-Coe was the Best Academic Cadet
and Cdt Gahagan the Best overall Cadet, winning the Jack Petchey Award for August, and now has £300 to spend on Sqn equipment of his choice.
The photos hows (left to right) Cdt Manning -Coe, Sqn Ldr Godden, Cdt Gahagan (Cdt Waghela unfortunetly being absent ill)