During the Wing-run NCO Courses held at RAF Cottesmore during the last weekend in November 2009, Cadet Corporal Josh Ward of 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) filled the 1000th training place taken-up on a Cadet Development Team (CDT) training course.
Since August 2005, when Squadron Leader Mark Richards took over the role of Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development), the Wing-run NCO and BASIC training courses have been run under the CDT banner and with the subsequent introduction of the Cadet NCO Drill Instruction courses, Cadet NCO Leadership courses as well as the Wing-run Provisional Radio Operator’s Certificate course and Radio Communicator’s Badge course, in just over four years later the 1000th training place has been filled.
Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson presents Cpl Josh Ward with a commemorative certificate.
To commemorate the occasion, Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing presented Cpl Ward with a commemorative certificate.
Sqn Ldr Mark Richards, Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development) said “in just over four years, cadets within South & East Midlands Wing have filled over 1000 training places on the various courses run by the Cadet Development Team. This really is a fantastic achievement which shows that our courses remain popular with Cadets within the Wing and it is extremely pleasing to see the cadets continue to develop and this makes all the effort in organising and running the various courses very worthwhile”.