Saturday 16th April 2016 saw the end of Cadet Flight Sergeant Jonathan Clulow’s cadet career at the Long Eaton Air Cadets Spring Ball. Jonathan, aka Jonny, Clulow (18) began his cadet career in March 2011 and enrolled as a cadet on August 4th 2011.
Jonny was a dedicated cadet who made sure he got the most out of his cadet career. He did this by progressing his way through the rank structure and through the classifications, where he achieved his Master Cadet classification, which is the highest classification attainable. After getting his Master Cadet classification, he then went on to do his Method of Instruction (MOI) course, this is a teaching qualification which helps with confidence and giving you guidance on how to teach.
Clulow also spent time completing both his Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, which he really enjoyed. Alongside this he had the opportunity to develop first aid skills, completing both his Heartstart Award and the St John Youth First Aid course. Whilst a cadet he had the experience of Gliding within the Air Cadets, completing up to his Gliding Induction Course 2. Clulow managed to obtain his Radio Operator Provisional certificate as well.
Clulow dedicated his time and effort as much as he could to the Squadron by being given a spot on the Squadron’s drill team every year he had the chance to make it to Wing Field Day. While Clulow was in the drill team, they managed to come runner up twice showing that his drill was at a very high standard. As well as helping the drill team to come second twice in the drill competition at Wing Field Day, he was part of the team which won the Padre’s Cup, and the Wing Field Day media team which was the cup that helped 2195 Long Eaton Squadron to win Wing Field Day 2015!
Whilst being a senior NCO Jonny has had a number of Squadron roles, running the Interflight competition as well as being the Editor in the Squadron Media Team; he will be missed in both of these positions and we want to thank him for the effort and time put into these roles.
Jonathan Clulow was an incredible cadet and a real inspiration to the other cadets on the Squadron, and he will be dearly missed as he goes on to further his education at University. We wish him all the best with his future.
“I have absolutely loved my time as a cadet, and I shall greatly miss it. Thank you to everyone who has made my time as a cadet amazing!” – Jonathan Clulow.
“Flight Sergeant Clulow has had a long career in the Air Cadets and taken advantage of the activities on offer by the ACO. He has grasped the responsibilities given to him and gone on to achieve things that most 18 year olds don’t have the opportunity to add to their CV. His cheerful enthusiasm will be missed by cadets and staff alike.” – Flying Officer Buckingham, Officer in Charge 2195 Squadron.
Written by Cadet Corporal S Taylor
2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron