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Wing Training Officer’s Conference

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

Saturday 11th April saw over 40 Staff and Instructor Cadets from around South and East Midlands Wing arrive at RAF Wittering for a Wing run, Training Officers Conference.

The day was full of activity and an opportunity for all Training Officers across the Wing to come together and look at the strengths and weaknesses they face on Squadrons. It also helped both the Wing Training Officer for Adult Training and the Wing Training Officer for Cadet Training look at further opportunities within both teams.

The day included an insight in training aspects such as the Junior Cadet Syllabus, syllabus training, first aid training and a visit from Wing Commander Mills, the Central and East Region Training Officer to give an overview on Adult qualifications that can be achieved within the Air Training Corps and through CVQO.

WSO 7 Sqn Ldr Mark Richards – Wing Training Officer (Staff Development) said: “Today was about having the opportunity to engage and work with the Squadron Training Officers from across South and East Midlands Wing, and was a great opportunity for networking and sharing of ideas and best practice.
The content was varied and the engagement, input and contributions were excellent, really first class. Overall the day was very insightful on how the Wing training teams can better support the training efforts at Squadron level.
Thanks to all who were involved, a really useful and productive day was had by all, and many of the outputs will now be factored into the respective training team plans over these next twelve months”.

WSO 8 Flt Lt Jodi Hudson – Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development), said: “The Training Officers’ Conference has been an extremely productive exercise, the input from everyone attending was highly encouraging, with some very positive contributions made and many excellent ideas put forward. The opportunity for the Wing training functions to engage with Squadron Training Officers from across the Wing has been invaluable and will help to shape the direction of Cadet and staff development in South & East Midlands Wing going forward”.