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2071 Start 2012 on a High!

Article posted: Jan 24, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Three cadets are from 2071 ventured to RAF Syerston to take up Gliding Scholarships with the RAF Central Gliding School.

Cadet Sergeant Jordan Brackpool, Cadet Joe Dawson and Cadet Katy Rogers took up the opportunity of the continuous course between 9th – 13th January. During the course the cadets stayed at nearby RAF Cranwell.

Photo L to R: Cdt Joe Dawson, Cdt Katy Rogers, Cdt Sgt Jordan Brackpool

The cadets completed the Gliding Scholarship in a mix of the Vigilant Powered Glider and the Viking Traditional Glider. Cadet Sergeant Jordan Brackpool and Cadet Katy Rogers successfully passed the course and were awarded their Blue Wings. Cadet Joe Dawson successfully passed the course and flew solo in the Viking Glider gaining his Silver Wings, he is now hoping to go onto to complete the Advanced Glider Training to gain his Gold Wings later in 2012.

The gliding wings are the first on the squadron for quite a while but they won’t be the last! Cadet Corporal Luke Chater is also undertaking a Gliding Scholarship at weekends with 643 Volunteer Gliding School also based at RAF Syerston.

By Flt Lt Helen Gibson OC 2071 (Stamford) Sqn