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Traffic Cop inspires Swadlincote Air Cadets

Article posted: Nov 19, 2011 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

A group of sixty Air Cadets from the 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron attended a talk held by a veteran traffic Police Officer, promoting road safety and driver awareness.

PC Andy Collins from the Central Motorway Police Group showed the Cadets a short video clip, some photographs and held a group discussion before taking the Cadets out of the lecture hall to have a thorough look over the Officer’s brand new Range Rover traffic car.

The aim of the talk was to primarily increase the Cadet’s knowledge of dangers on the road, and how to keep safe while out. Some aspects of the talk were geared especially towards up-coming and newly-passed drivers, offering advice on how to avoid trouble when behind the wheel. Flight Sergeant Ben Turner reflected: “It was eye-opening and informative. This is exactly what we wanted from this lecture, and our Cadets are armed with useful knowledge and can now keep themselves and others much safer.”

PC Andy Collins added: “I was particularly interested in getting through to the new drivers, and tried to share some of my thirty years experience with them in the hope that they will learn from others’ mistakes. They enjoyed going over the car, taking a look at the stinger device in the boot, and turning on the lights. I was very impressed with the level of maturity the cadets showed during the talk and through their inquisitive questioning.”

CI O Sartain-Berry
Squadron Media Officer