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Coalville Squadron expands with new Cadets, new Staff and a Mascot

Article posted: Sep 05, 2011 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

The summer has been a busy time for 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps. The squadron has grown with new cadets, a new staff member and a new small furry cadet, Jofli Bear.

At the start of the summer 15 new cadets were enrolled into the squadron. The enrolment took place outside Newbridge High School, the squadron’s Padre Rev Martin Joss led the enrolment.
The cadets promised to:-
serve their unit loyally, be faithful to their obligations as a member of the air training corps, be a good citizen and to do their duty to God, the Queen, their Country and their Flag.

With all the new cadets joining the squadron the Officer in Charge , Flying Officer Rod Dring RAF VR (T) is very pleased to welcome a new member of staff. Sergeant Simon Webster, who is a former cadet himself has recently joined the squadron in Coalville. He has taken on the role of the training officer and is responsible for organising the training that happens on parade nights. Sgt Webster said “ I have never been a squadron training officer before and I am looking forward to the challenge”

Jofli Bear has also been warmly welcomed, he joined the squadron just in time to join in the all the summer adventures. Jofli stands for “Journey of Life”, he has a scrap book and will be recording all of his cadet adventures in it, they will also be recorded on Jofli is very pleased to be welcomed to the squadron, he said “I have had some great adventures this summer and I am looking forward to doing my Duke of Edinburgh Award soon”

Fg Off R Harrison RAFVR (T)