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Success at ACLC for 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron Cadet

Article posted: Aug 20, 2014 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadet Sergeant Connagh Foster recently returned from the Air Cadet Leadership Course (ACLC) at RAF College Cranwell.

The course is split in to three phases, the first phase consists of short command tasks which allow the directing staff to assess the leadership abilities of the cadets and evaluate where they need to improve. The second phase is a further set of command tasks, which are either harder or longer, giving the cadets time to improve on the leadership areas required, building on the results from the first phase. The third and final phase of the course saw Sergeant Foster sleep out in the field and undertake a two-mile log run.

As part of assessed activities all of the cadets were allocated an activity to lead, on 3 occasions Sergeant Foster was allocated an activity to take the lead in which were the Spider’s Web, Map of a Field, & the Tyre Tower.

As part of their graduation parade where successful cadets received the Air Cadet Leadership Course badge, the cadets were asked to practice and perform a drill sequence on the drill square in front of RAFC Cranwell, the home of RAF officer training.

Sergeant Connagh Foster commented on his experience: “I thoroughly enjoyed ACLC and have learnt a lot about leadership, as well as making new friends. I strongly recommend anyone else to go on the Air Cadet Leadership Course as I feel it is one of the best courses the ACO has to offer.”

CI J Dodds
Squadron MCO