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A New Generation

Article posted: Dec 14, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

An intake of 13 cadets has raised spirits at 138 Squadron. A beautiful, winter night, held the passing out parade of 138’s latest addition of to the squadron.

This group of youngsters remained strong throughout the highs and lows of their training. They grew in strength with the support given to them from their flight commanders and others in the Squadron. Many new friendships were made and will be maintained throughout their lifetimes.

The Passing out parade took place at 19:30 hours. A march past was given by the Squadron to 138’s Chief Guest Deputy Lieutenant Mr Thomas Huggan. Many parents watched, in delight as their children march with pride. It was a glittering event. The junior cadets then took part in a ceremony where they take their oath and obey the obligations of becoming a cadet, which they have been waiting for over 12 weeks. Their 3822, bible and certificate was presented to them as their eyes glistened with happiness.

138’s Chief Guest Deputy Lieutenant Mr Thomas Huggan and the squadron’s Padre had the honour of giving the new generation their 3822, bible and certificate and they also had the honour of saying the oath with them. After the main ceremony had finished, everyone had the chance of enjoying refreshments and a bite to eat, giving an opportunity for cadets to finally merge as a single body with no differences.

Deputy Lieutenant Mr Thomas Huggan had this to say, “It was very pleasing to see a younger generation join the ATC after having passed a series of tests. It was also great to see supporters, friends & family and as always I’ve enjoyed a very well organised and a very happy occasion. I’m sure that the Squadron will continue to teach the cadets a number of skills and also high standards of citizenship and friendship”.

Cpl M Gidda