Senior RAF cadet in the Langley School Combined Cadet Force, Flight Sergeant Josh (Crome, Upper Sixth) has successfully secured a coveted pilot scholarship in January.
“For me, CCF was a way of gaining experience in leadership and being able to cope with greater responsibilities and skills that will be needed outside of school.”
Every year, the Royal Air Force awards a small number of cadets – from thousands of potentials candidates – a flying scholarship (the Air Cadets Pilot Scholarship) that sees them tutored to take their first ever solo flight. This achievement is something that Josh has the opportunity to do before he even finishes his A-Levels. With aspirations to be a commercial pilot, Josh has grasped every opportunity within our CCF programme to get him to this fantastic stage at such a young age.
Involved in the Langley School CCF since Year 9, Josh is currently studying Maths, Physics and Economics at A-Level here at our Senior School. Last year, he self-studied Accounting and got an A*. He has completed his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, with the ceremony to follow and, earlier this year, Josh also was 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.
Watch this space, as we have a superb pilot in the making!