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Mayor’s Cadet for Sergeant Harrison!

Article posted: Jun 12, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

A massive congratulation to Cadet Sergeant Craig Harrison who last night was presented the Mayor’s Cadet. This is a position presented to one Cadet from the two Squadrons in Erewash, and is presented to an outstanding individual who will be an excellent representative for the Air Cadets. This is a role in which Sergeant Harrison will escort his Worship the Mayor, Councillor Abey Stevenson, of Erewash, in a number of public events throughout the year.

Sergeant Harrison has been in the Air Training Corps (ATC) for 4 years during which he has done a multitude of activities, camps and Awards. In his time in cadets he has achieved and experienced many things such as a communications award that is internationally recognised, flying in the Grob Tutor training aircraft, been a part of the largest gathering of cadets doing arms drill. Something he is again doing this year, where at the end of the week they will perform at RAF Cranwell in front of royalty for the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps.

He has also achieved a number of awards such as his Youth First Aider after a 2-day course. His Regional Marksman which is a target shooting award, he is also going to Bisley in July for a shooting competition in which he will compete against the other corps to be the top shot in the country. He has also completed his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and is working towards his Silver.

Craig has also been a part of the banner drill team, a team of the 5 best cadets at drill from the Squadron during Wing Field Day where the team came second by a narrow margin. However, he was also part of the Leadership team that won on the day; these both contributed to the Long Eaton Air Cadets winning Wing Field Day.

On being presented with Major’s cadet Sergeant Harrison said “I am looking forward to the experience, and I am excited to be representing my Squadron and the Corps for the Mayor over the next year.”

Flight Lieutenant Buckingham, Officer Commanding 2195 Squadron ATC commented “It’s great to be able to recognise what he has achieved in the organisation. The next year will be a unique opportunity for him to take part in events in the Borough that most people will never have the privilege to attend.”