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Cadets Leave Long Eaton

Article posted: Mar 18, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Long Eaton Air Cadets Bid farewell

Cadet Warrant Officer Daniel Fretwell recieves his gift from Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Jack Stepanian (with reservations!)

Two of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron’s long serving Air Cadets took their leave of the Squadron after several years of valued service.

After six years of service Cadet Warrant Officer Daniel Fretwell, having reached the age of twenty, has come to the end of his time as a cadet. At the time of leaving, Daniel was the squadron’s most senior cadet and had a wealth of experience as well as having gained several qualifications including a BTEC in Aviation Studies and his Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Leaving to pursue a career in the Army, Cadet Sergeant Steph Carver (17) has completed four years service. One of the highlights for Steph was carrying the Olympic Torch through the City of Leicester, an honour she was elected for by other cadets of the squadron.

Sergeant Carver talks to cadets of her experiences.

Both leavers gave a talk to the squadron’s cadets about their experiences and gave them good advice on making the most of the Corps numerous activities that are on offer.

To mark their leaving the Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Jack Stepanian, presented them with gifts from the staff and cadets. “Both Steph and Daniel have been a credit to themselves and the squadron. They made the most of their opportunities but were always there to help and encourage the younger cadets, they will be greatly missed” said Jack when presenting the two cadets with engraved glassware.