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Corby Air Cadet Leads the Way at Cranwell

Article posted: Aug 05, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Richards

422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadet, Cpl Eve Pavitt has recently returned from one of the toughest courses the Air Cadet Organisation has to offer; the Air Cadet Leadership Course.

Cpl Pavitt spent a week at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, the home of Officer training in the Royal Air Force, learning all about what it takes to be a leader.


Cpl Pavitt with her Air Cadet Leadership Course Badge

The course which runs over 7 packed days of fieldcraft training, command tasks and navigation training, with inspections and interviews along the way, really puts the cadets to the test.

At the culmination of the course, a parade and presentation ceremony was held in front of course staff, parents and the AOC 22 (Training) Group, Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Turner CBE MA MSc BA FRAeS FCMI RAF.


Cpl Pavitt and her course with AOC 22 (Training) Group, AVM Turner

Throughout the week Cpl Pavitt, who was a Flight IC for the final parade and Deputy IC for the whole course, gave her all and her efforts really paid off with being awarded a merit overall.

Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVR said “What an outstanding achievement and one Cpl Pavitt should be really proud of. Courses like these really do put the cadets to the test and to come away with a merit is no mean feat. Well done Cpl Pavitt”.

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at www.422corbyatc.co.uk/how-to-join.aspx.