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Focus on volunteer qualifications: Drill Instructor

In a new series of articles, London & South East Region (LASER) Air Cadets will be exploring some of the qualifications available for adult volunteers in the RAF Air Cadets. We have spoken to officers, non-commissioned officers and civilian instructors who have undertaken a qualification through the organisation. We want to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s helped …

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Focus on volunteer qualifications: Mountain Leader

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In a new series of articles, London & South East Region (LASER) Air Cadets will be exploring some of the qualifications available for adult volunteers in the RAF Air Cadets. We will be speaking to officers, non-commissioned officers and civilian instructors who have undertaken a qualification through the organisation, to find out what they thought of it, and how it’s …

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AIR CADET USES FIRST AID SKILLS AND IS PRAISED BY MUM AS “MY LITTLE HERO”

The quick thinking actions of Matthew Zander from 106 (Orsett Hundred) Squadron in using first aid skills learnt as an Air Cadet are praised by his proud mum. Matthew applied the first aid skills he had learnt just a week before during a St. John Ambulance Youth First Aid Training Course. Shocked Matthew summoned help from shop staff, asking them to call an ambulance, whilst he moved items from around his mother to prevent injury. After Mrs Zanders stopped fitting Matthew placed his mother into the recovery position and maintained her airway. …

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SURREY AIR CADETS GET THEIR WINGS THROUGH NEWLY INTRODUCED SYLLABUS

Air Cadets from Surrey Wing have become some of the first cadets in the country to gain the new RAF Air Cadets Blue Aviation Wings.
The 12 teenagers from 1408 (Dorking) Squadron and 1408 (Cranleigh) Detached Flight were the first in Surrey to complete the three stages of the newly introduced syllabus. First the cadets had to complete a …

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FORMER HAILSHAM AIR CADET RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Nic Fenn, a former air cadet, has returned to 249 (The Millennium Squadron) Hailsham to talk to the cadets about his life in the Royal Air Force. Nic, or Flying Officer Nic Fenn as he is correctly known in the RAF, was the youngest in his intake and therefore is ‘on hold’ at RAF Brize Norton with 47 Squadron, awaiting …

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