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Coveted Blue Lanyard for Long Eaton Cadet

Article posted: Apr 16, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Long Eaton Air Cadet Trained to Train

Seventeen year old Long Eaton Air Cadet, Cadet Sergeant Rebecca Parr, has qualified as an Aerospace Instructor after an arduous seven weekends course in and around Yorkshire.

Rebecca of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Air Training Corps, has become one of a small number of cadets, nationwide, who have successfully completed this course.

The qualification enables Rebecca to instruct and run training on the Corps specialist equipment at their Regional Activity Centres. The training took in such diverse subjects as Air Traffic Control, Basic Flight Training, Air Power, Radio, Aerodynamics, Leadership, Presentation Skills and working within a group.

Apart from her weekends away, Rebecca had to prepare lectures and conduct research on various topics ready for the next phase of her course. “ We at the squadron are immensely proud of what Rebecca has achieved. She has always been a determined and motivated cadet and we had no doubt she would succeed and gain her qualification” said Flight Lieutenant Jack Stepanian, Officer Commanding the squadron.

“ It was hard work and challenging, I was over the moon when I knew I had qualified. I can now use this qualification to teach cadets how to use our Activity Centres and get the best out of them” said Rebecca on receiving her certificate and Blue Lanyard, that denotes her qualification when in uniform.