20 Squadron staff personnel from across South & East Midlands Wing recently attended the second Squadron Adjutant’s Workshop held at the Training & Development Flight HQ, RAF Wittering on Sunday 16th March 2008.
The workshop is organised & led by the Wing Adult Training Team and aims to provide an overview of the typical duties & responsibilities relating to the role of Squadron Adjutant, highlight ‘routine Squadron administration’ and to identify best practice to ensure efficient handling on the unit. In addition, provide knowledge on the use of publications within the Air Cadet Organisation and to assist individuals with the completion of the most common forms used at Squadron level. Sqn Ldr Andy Pass (Wing Training Officer – Adult Development) commented “in addition to the formal aims of the day, an important benefit is the opportunity for Adjutant’s to discuss ideas and best practice between the represented Squadrons. Hopefully this opportunity will further assist individuals in their understanding of this very important role”.
Delegates discussing their ideas
The format of the day is a mix of formal presentations, practical examples & delegate break-out sessions to ensure the workshop is very much an interactive leaning experience. Typical subjects discussed included Filing Systems, Sqn Records including Data Protection Act & Freedom of Information Act matters, Forms & Publications, Introduction to Project BADER, Defence Writing, ATC Examinations Procedure and RFCA Works Orders to name a few.
Each specialist Workshop is held once a year. The next planned event is the Squadron Training Officers Workshop on 26th October 2008, for which nomination details will be published to Squadrons nearer the time.