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Article posted: May 15, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

2009 was a superb year for Leicester boy, Cadet Warrant Officer Daniel McGlynn from 1F (City of Leicester Squadron), of the Air training Corps

After Daniels recent promotion to Cadet Warrant Officer, Daniel has soared from strength to strength. After passing his advanced Non Commissioned Officers course he went on to complete and pass his Cadet Non Commissioned Officers Drill instructors Course, which is reputed to be a very difficult course to pass, from both a physical and mentally challenging view point. Daniel was also chosen from the many hundred Cadets in the Leicestershire area to represent the Air Training Corps and act in the capacity as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet. Whilst acting in this capacity Daniel has attended many civic functions some of which were attended by members of the British Royal Family including the Queen herself.

Daniel received the award of “Best Non Commissioned Officer of the Year” by 1F (City of Leicester) Squadron. He also completed and was presented with his certificate which confirmed his successful completion of a BTEC award in public services.

During his non Cadet time Daniel carries out voluntary work within his school. For this voluntary work he was awarded “The Diana award” and was also awarded a 500 hours plus award on the Millennium Volunteers Scheme

As if the above was not enough to fulfil most students dreams, Daniel went on to study and recently passed his First Aid at Work course.

Daniels Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Aimee Hurst when asked, said that it was working with cadets like Daniel that made her job worthwhile. She went on to say “I have watched Daniel grow over the years, and he has shown a passion for knowledge and learning, its a real pleasure, feeling I have helped him on his way. I really believe whilst watching him pass on the knowledge we have given him, to the younger Cadets, that Cadets like Daniel will become not only the future leaders of the Air Cadet Organisation but go on to demonstrate the same leadership potential in industry and commerce”

After speaking to Daniel and asking him what his plans were for 2010 Daniel stated “ I plan on completing my Glider Pilots Licence and then applying to join the Royal Air Force as a Intelligence Officer.”

What else would you expect from some one with the drive and determination that Daniel has shown over the last year!

CWO McGlynn Receives his CWO Crown from
Wg Cmd N Dickinson OC South &East Mids Wing

Plt Off D Shuttleworth RAF VR(T)