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504 HOST THE REGIONAL COMMANDANT

Article posted: Aug 30, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

504 (west Nottingham) sqn played host to the regional commandant group captain Brett Morrell RAFR. After meeting the staff and having a tour of the unit Gp Capt Morrell spoke to all the cadets about his future plans for the Air Training Corps.

Also on the night we had 5 junior cadets presented with their first class badges by Gp Capt Morrell.

First class cadet Quail said “ I’m glad I’ve now passed out and it was great to get my badge from the Gp Capt”.

Promotion was also in air with cdt skilton being promoted to Cdt cpl.

Cpl skilton said “It’s amazing being promoted to cpl and to receive my strips from the Gp Capt was amazing to”.

Two betec awards were also given to cdt Fs Blacknell and cdt Sgt Chell by Gp Capt Morrell, cdt Fs Blacknell was awarded a merit in public services and cdt Sgt Chell was awarded a pass.

And finally on a busy night at the sqn 6 Jr cadets were enrolled by the sqn padre Rev Mandy Cartwright.

The padre said “It was really good to enrol 6 cadets on Tuesday 25th August. It’s encouraging to see them so keen and enthusiastic and taking their promise so seriously and I look forward to their progress in the squadron.

Before leaving Gp Capt Morrell was presented a sqn t-shirt by Oc Flt Lt Woodward.

Oc Flt Lt Woodward said “I would like to thank the Regional Commandant for his visit, to give us an update at regional level developments & opportunities; especial thanks as has he has had time this evening to welcome some of our new Cadets to the squadron and to present this year’s BTEC qualifications.”

SGT M BLACKNELL ATC
Acting SWO