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Getting Groomed for Service

Article posted: Feb 19, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Twelve prospective candidates for uniformed service within The Air Cadet Organisation attended the South and East Midlands Wing’s Adult Training Weekend at RAF Cottesmore giving up their time to attend the Wing’s Pre Uniform Course.

Held at the excellent training facility offered by 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, the course is instrumental in maintaining the high standard of adult staff within the wing.

Coming from differing backgrounds, the twelve, most of who are ex cadets, share the common interest in the Air Cadet Organisation and of a wish to step onto a career path that will benefit them not only within the Organisation, but also within their chosen civilian occupation.

Wing PU Course Attendees

The Pre Uniform Course seeks to prepare candidates for their role as either Commissioned Officers in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) or as Senior Non Commissioned Officers in the Air Training Corps. The course covers knowledge of the ATC and the RAF, additionally the candidates are put into situations they may encounter during their service and have to demonstrate, through role play, that they are capable of reaching the correct solution.

The course is run by the Wing’s Adult Training Team who aim to provide the wing with trained and informed Uniformed Staff of a high calibre.

Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing thanked the Team for their efforts and thanked the Candidates for giving up another weekend; “the quality of the cadets is a reflection on the high standard of the Wing’s staff and I hope that you, the Corps future, maintain and improve on those standards.”

Flt Lt Allan Munns
S&EMids Wing MCO