A Ppopular air cadet squadron has launched a new campaign in order to bolster its ranks with new recruits.
The 1211 Swadlincote squadron has launched the ‘recruitment drive’ in a bid to expand to its award-winning group of 13 to 15-year-olds.
As cadets have grown up and left, numbers have begun to dip, so squadron leaders are on the look out for a range of different people to join.”
Squadron commander Alyn Thompson said: “We are having an incredibly successful year so far and have had cadets travelling to camps at Swynnerton, near Stoke and to RAF Oldham where they have flown in Chinook helicopter. Several have gone overseas to Singapore, Gibraltar and Canada.
The 1211 squadron is to add the latest crop of youngsters to their high flying team with an evening explaining what they can hope to achieve through the air cadet organisation, taking part in activities ranging from flying and gliding to adventurous training and overseas camps.
The squadron will look to recruit the next generation of youngsters with an open evening from 7.30pm on Tuesday October 1st at their Eureka Park headquarters.
Squadron training officer, Ruth Morgan, said: “We offer an amazing array of activities for our young people which include educational qualifications.
“Our squadron can deliver so much to the young people of South Derbyshire and this open evening will be their first step to taking advantage of our activities.”