A young man from Kettering Air Cadets is celebrating after scooping a prestigious Northamptonshire honour.
Cadet Warrant Officer Chris Perkins fought off stiff competition to be chosen as one of Lord Lieutenant Lady Juliet Townsend’s Cadets for the next 12 months. CWO Perkins officially took up his role on Monday (15th) at a grand ceremony at Newbottle Manor in Northamptonshire.
Cadet Warrant Officer Perkins said: “I am looking forward to my role as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet and see it as a great opportunity to show people what the Air Cadets are all about.”
Chris, 19, has been an active member of Kettering Air Cadets for the last three years. During this time he has completed a gilding scholarship at RAF Henlow and now instructs junior cadets in the basics of flying in a Vigilant Glider. He was also awarded a flying scholarship at Sywell Aerodrome and is now just 13 flying hours away from qualifying for a pilots’ licence.
Squadron commanding officer, Flight Lieutenant Guy Slack, said: “I am delighted that Cadet Warrant Officer Perkins has been chosen to represent the Squadron and the Air Cadet organisation in such a prestigious way, I am sure he will do us proud.”
Kettering Air Cadets is currently recruiting for new members aged between 13 and 17. To find out more please visit: www.ketteringaircadets.org or telephone 01536 481 999. The Squadron meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm.