17 Squadron staff personnel from across South & East Midlands Wing recently attended the Squadron Adjutant’s Workshop held at the Training & Development Flight HQ, RAF Wittering on Sunday 21st March 2010.
The workshop is organised & led by the Wing Adult Training Team and aims to provide an overview of the typical duties & responsibilities relating to the role of Squadron Adjutant, highlight ‘routine Squadron administration’ and to identify best practice to ensure efficient handling on the unit. In addition, further introduce the 4 applications of BADER and provide Squadron Adjutants help & advice on utilising the computer system to its full potential at Squadron level. Squadron Leader Andy Pass (Wing Training Officer – Adult Development) commented “in addition to the formal aims of the day, an important benefit is the opportunity for Adjutant’s to discuss ideas and best practice between the represented Squadrons. Hopefully this opportunity will further assist individuals in their understanding of this very important role”.
Delegates discussing their ideas
The format of the day is a mix of formal presentations, practical examples & delegate break-out sessions to ensure the workshop is very much an interactive learning experience. Subjects discussed during the day included an overview of the Adjutant role & responsibilities, Filing Systems, Squadron Records including Data Protection Act & Freedom of Information Act matters, BADER, Defence Writing, ATC Examinations Procedure and RFCA Works Orders to name a few.
Each specialist Workshop is held bi-annual. The next planned event is the Squadron Training Officers Workshop on 17th October 2010, for which nomination details will be published to Squadrons nearer the time.
Squadron Leader Andy Pass
Wing Staff Officer