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Media Training for 504 Staff

Article posted: Jan 18, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Two staff members from 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron have attended a weekend course in Media and Communications at RAF Collage Cranwell.

Sgt (ATC) Mark Blacknell and CI Lianne Harrold travelled to RAF Collage Cranwell for the Regional Media and Communications course, joining fifteen other staff members from across the region.

The course started Saturday morning at 0930 with introductions from the directing staff and course members, quickly moving on to the course content which included ACP 50 “The Media Bible,” Maintenance of the Corps Image and Interview techniques. The day ended with the course members being put into groups, where they had to write a press release, with picture, for a presentation on the Sunday.

Sunday began with a short lesson on presentation techniques before the arrival of a surprise visitor, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Commandant Air Cadets. Air Cdre McCafferty spoke about her vision for the future of the Air Training Corps; she stayed to watch the Press Release Presentations the groups had prepared the night before.

The course finished at 1630 Sunday.

If anyone is interested, the next Course is 13th – 14th April at RAF Cranwell. For further information contact the Wing Media & Communications Officer, media.semidlands@aircadets.org