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1359 (Beeston) Sqn – CWO Appointments

Article posted: Oct 17, 2008 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Thursday 16th October saw Cadet Warrant Officer boards being held at 1359 (Beeston) Squadrons HQ.

In what was described by Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson as a “unique occasion” the Wing Commander interviewed three Cadet Flight Sergeants, and all three were successful.

CWO Marie Grant, 18, has been with the squadron since 2004 and during that time has represented Region at cross-country and Corps at athletics. Marie has also completed the Sports Leaders course and is currently in charge of sports on the squadron. Marie has also just started Junior Leaders.

CWO Laura Butcher, 18, also joined the squadron in 2004. Laura has contributed significantly to the 1359’s recent successes by leading the First Aid team to first place earlier this year at Wing Field Day and helping South and East Midlands Wing to win Region Field Day.

CWO Kyle Crawford, 18, started at Beeston in 2003. During his time on the squadron Kyle has completed the Drill Instructors course, a Nijmegen march and recently obtained his Gold Glider Wings.

It is very unusual for a single squadron to have two Cadet Warrants so for 1359 to have three is exceptional and demonstrates how successful the squadron is. It is just reward for the three individuals concerned, whose commitment and dedication to the squadron is an example to all cadets

Wing Commander Dickinson had this to say about the three appointments “These appointments reflect the hard work that these three cadets have put into the squadron, they have reached the pinnacle as cadets and I look forward to seeing them develop in the future“ whilst Flt Lt Bannister, OC 1359 Sq, said “It was great to see that the three individuals have shown what it takes to become cadet warrant officer. The squadron would like to wish them well as they look forward to their new challenge”

Congratulations to the three of them from all the staff and cadets of 1359 (Beeston) Squadron.

CI M Hill
Media and Communications Officer
1359 (Beeston) Squadron