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Swadlincote Cadets Fly South for Course

Article posted: Apr 22, 2015 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Swadlincote Air Cadets, National Selection

Eight young members of the 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Air Cadets have been selected to attend a national leadership course at the RAF’s Amport House Centre in Hampshire.

The team of Senior travelled south for the self awareness course held by the Air Training Corps where they were in a course of just 36 Cadets. Corporal Jack Skidmore told us that “Swadlincote Squadron were well represented on this major ATC Course which shows that our training and abilities are rated very highly.”

Cadet Warrant Officer Stuart Bagley added, “The aim of the course was to develop our self awareness through exercises which placed us into situations with difficult choices. It was very informative and the location was superb.”

Amport House was originally an Elizabethan Mansion, but in recent years has become the RAF’s Chaplain School which provides much of the Chaplains ongoing training and a variety of courses for serving personnel.

Squadron Commander, Alyn Thompson told us, “We are extremely pleased that our cadets have been chosen for this prestigious course and we expect to hear about their adventures when they return.”

Squadron Adjutant, Ruth Morgan added, “The Air Training Corps is the most incredibly diverse youth group in the UK, where a Cadet can be working towards a B-TEC qualification in music one evening, Flying at the weekend and walking in the Peak District the following week”

Flt Lt A Thompson RAFVR (T)
OC 1211 Sqn