Tuesday 15th September saw 12 new cadets enrolled at 1359 (Beeston) Squadron after successfully completing their training. The passing out parade was attended by the whole of the squadron as well as family and friends of the cadets passing out.
The evening comprised of a presentation by OC 1359, Flt Lt Phil Bannister and the Chair of the Civilian Committee, Ann Middleton. A demonstration by 1359’s drill squad, recently crowned Regional Drill Competition Winners, followed. The cadets then gave the cadets promise and were awarded their 3822’s, the record of service book held by all cadets in the ATC.
Flt Lt Bannister welcomed the new cadets onto the squadron, “Now the hard work, and the fun, starts. We encourage you to get involved in every activity we offer, the more you put in the more you will get out of your service in the Corps. Congratulations to you all”.
A recruitment session was held at Chilwell Comprehensive School last week by 1359 and this has led to a dozen or more new probationers joining the unit over the last week. These youngsters will now follow the same training that all other new recruits go through and in a few months time they too will be passing out and joining 1359 (Beeston) Squadron.
The minimum age for joining the ATC is 13 and any youngster interested should contact the squadron on 0115 9256774 during parade nights, Tuesday and Thursday 1830-2130. The squadron is also looking for adult volunteers to assist with the running of the unit, please ring the squadron on the above number for more details.
CI Mike Hill
Media and Communications Officer
1359 (Beeston) Squadron