On Saturday 7th February 2015, the Air Cadets and staff of 1279 (Melton Mowbray) came together to take part in a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Development Day. 9 potential NCOs and current cadet NCOs took part in the day which aimed to increase their knowledge and develop their skills within the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO).
During the day, cadets were asked to think about the qualities of an NCO, squadron NCO structure and roles, squadron training programme, discipline and how they develop their own cadet careers. Throughout the day, cadets were challenged to come up with new ideas for the training programme, to think about key skills that they have and how they can put them to use within the squadron, new ways in which the squadron NCO team operates and to reflect on the training that they have already received on previous courses. Following the course, all of the cadets will be given opportunities to look at the action plans that they have created for themselves to see whether they are on track to achieving their own goals.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Knifton RAFVRT, Officer Commanding, commented “The Cadet NCO Development day was a great success. The NCO team and potential NCOs worked really hard and have achieved a lot of great things in a short amount of time. I hope it has helped them to carry out their role and give them more confidence as an NCO on the unit.“
Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT
1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron