Congratulations to Sergeant Joshua (Crome, Lower Sixth) who has been nominated for the distinguished Sir John Thomas Memorial Sword, an award that commemorates the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir John Thomson and is awarded each year to the highest performing CCF cadet in the UK. To be nominated is a truly impressive achievement, so well done to Joshua.
Congratulations also to RAF cadets Millie, Radley, Sophie, Will (all St Giles, Year 9), Tabatha (Mancroft, Year 9) and Marissa (Beauchamp, Year 9) who have achieved their part 1 cadet classification after showing a good standard of drill, turn out, and basic knowledge of the RAF. This now means they are allowed to go onto RAF bases and take part in Air Experience Flights.
Whatsmore, we are delighted that Sergeant Joshua, alongside Corporal James (Mancroft, Lower Sixth) from the RAF cadets, and Sergeant Oscar (Beauchamp, Lower Sixth) from the Army cadets, have all been successful with their applications for the prestigious Air Cadets Leadership Course this summer. The seven-day course held at RAF Cranwell is not for the faint hearted as it starts off with a timed 1 ½ mile run followed by a 16km march on the first day, navigation and night exercises, and various command tasks to test and develop leadership skills under pressure. Successful completion of the course will arm our cadets with an ILM3 in Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management. All three of our cadets will also be using the course as the residential element of their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.