For Air Cadet Flight Sergeant Daniel Garlick of 1181 (Syston) Squadron, 7 highly enjoyable and fun-packed years came to an end on Thursday 22nd March as it would be his last parade night before having to leave due to turning 20 years old.
During his Air Cadet career, the Flight Sergeant has achieved a massive amount of fantastic successes. Most recently, he completed his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, attending an expedition in Bavaria during 2011. Whilst completing his Gold Award, the Flight Sergeant was chosen to represent Leicestershire cadets as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton JP. During his time as Lord Lieutenants Cadet, he attended a variety of prestigous events including Civic Functions, Formal Parades and Royal visits to the county including the visits of HRH Prince Edward and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Whilst finding time between cadet events, he also managed to achieve a Gliding Scholarship achieving his silver solo wings. Keen to develop his skills, he also attended a Flying Scholarship Course in Dundee during 2011. He also proved that he was talented at sport, being a member of the Wing Football team twice and completing his Advanced Swimming Proficiency.
When he wasn’t doing all of these fantastic things, he found time to attend 4 UK Annual Camps, 3 Overseas Camps, multiple squadron camps and completed his BTECs in Aviation Studies and Public Services.
On his final night, the Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Kenyon RAFVR (T) presented Flight Sergeant Garlick with a certificate of recognition from the wing for being nominated as a candidate for the Dacre Sword. Flying Officer Kenyon RAFVR (T) highlighted to the cadets the excellent cadet career of the Flight Sergeant, “Flight Sergeant Garlick displays a fantastic cadet CV and has inspired younger cadets at the squadron to get involved and follow in his footsteps aiming for the top! We wish him all the best in his studies at University and thank him for all the effort he has put into the squadron.”
By Plt Off Dan McGlynn
1181 (Syston) Sqn ATC