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Instructors Inducted

Article posted: Feb 19, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Seventeen Volunteers who are giving their time and various skills to the Air Cadet Organisation have attended the South and East Midlands Wing Adult Training Weekend at RAF Cottesmore to learn more about the Organisation, the Royal Air Force and their roles as Civilian Instructors.

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.

Wing CI Course Attendees

From varied backgrounds, the volunteers assembled on Saturday morning to commence a day absorbing knowledge of the Corps, the Royal Air Force and their role within the Air Cadet Organisation. With Sunday devoted to “presentations” by the attendees to enable them to practice their Instructional skills. Even after the stress of the presentations, the course was considered a great success by all attendees.

The course is run by the Wing’s Adult Training Team who aim to provide the wing with trained and informed Civilian Instructors and high calibre candidates for uniform service.

Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson, Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing thanked the Team for their efforts and also said “my heartfelt thanks to the attendees who have not only given up their weekend, but have already contributed to the Wing and I hope that this is the start of a career that will be long lasting and beneficial not only to your squadrons, the wing and the corps, but to yourselves who can gain so much from this fantastic organisation.”

Flt Lt Allan Munns
S&EMids Wing MCO