THESE cadets have graduated as “First Class” after completing 18-weeks of basic training.
The youngsters from 47F Grantham Squadron Air Training Corps began their training in March. Out of a total of 14 who began the course, nine have completed it successfully and passed their first exam giving them promotion to the rank of Cadet First Class.
Training Officer at 47F Flying Officer Andy Cutts said: “They worked hard together and formed as a team very early on. We recognise that this is not for everyone and we always expect to loose a few cadets early into their training.
“They are all without exception more confident individuals, and they should also be very proud of what they have achieved.”
To mark the end of their course, the recruits were on parade in front of their families and friends and awarded congratulated by SKDC Councillor Mike Cook and Officer Commanding 47F, Flight Lieutenant Gary Allen. The recruits were then formally enrolled into the squadron.
The next intake of recruits will be in September and is for anyone who is between 13 and 17. Anyone is welcome to call in at the squadron on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.
For further information please contact Flying Officer Andy Cutts on 07858 386854.