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High Flying Volunteers Passes ATC Officer Course

Article posted: Oct 16, 2008 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Two Air Cadet volunteers are on cloud nine after passing the Air Training Corps’ prestigious Officers’ Senior Course at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire – the home of the RAF.

Fg Off Kath Sales (56) from Donisthorpe, and Fg Off Rob Moore (33) from Derby, both from 1211 (Swadlincote) Sqn, South & East Midlands Wing, successfully completed the week long course which was held at the Air Training Corps’ Adult Training Facility, part of HQ Air Cadets last week.

Kath, who is the Administration Officer of 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron, said: “The course was really interesting and covered everything from personnel, budgets and health and safety, to media and communications”.

Fg Off Kath Sales

Rob, who is the “Operations” Officer, added: “It was hugely rewarding to be nominated for the course and to learn about the latest developments in the Air Training Corps. I will always remember being at RAF Cranwell – it is both the home of the Royal Air Force and of HQ Air Cadets”.

Fg Off Sales & Fg Off Moore were two of 19 Officers on the nationally run course, which is managed by Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Ray Pelcot.

Sqn Ldr Pelcot said: “I am very proud to say that Flying Officer Sales and Moore flew through the course and are a credit to the Air Training Corps”.

Fg Off Sales has been involved with the Air Training Corps for 22 years and started out as a member of the Civilian Committee at the Swadlincote Squadron. She currently works for as a Nursery Assistant at a Children’s Day Care centre in Donisthorpe.

Fg Off Moore has been involved with the Air Training Corps for 19 years and started out as an Air Cadet in Derby. He currently works for Rolls-Royce as a Development Engineer, at the Company’s Victory Road Site in Derby.

Fg Off Rob Moore

Officer Commanding 1211 Sqn, Flt Lt Alyn Thompson said: “Kath and Rob are key integral members of the Sqn and without them, 1211 would not be the successful Sqn that it is today”.

1211 (Swadlincote) Sqn Air Cadets, offer a wide range of activities for young men and women aged between 13 and 20 years of age, including Flying, Gliding, Adventure Training and B-Tec’s in Aviation Studies, Public Services and Music. Anyone interested in joining the unit, either as a Cadet or an Adult Volunteer, can visit the group on Tuesdays and Thursday nights from 7pm at their headquarters on Eureka Park, Swadlincote or telephone the unit on 01283 212629.

By Fg Off Rob Moore RAFVR (T)
1211 (Swadlincote) Sqn