Cadets’ achievements highlighted to parents

Cadets are pictured during their recent parent's evening.

Cadets are pictured during their recent parent's evening.

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Achievements gained by cadets from the 2365 (Brechin) Squadron Air Training Corps were highlighted at a recent informal evening for parents and cadets.

Held at the company’s headquarters on Commerce Street, those present were updated about the cadets accomplishments so far this year by O.C 2365 warrant officer Brian Murray, assisted by squadron leader Derek Nutten (wing staff officer).

Since the beginning of the year cadets have taken part in a number of activities, including gliding, shooting, sports, first-aid and leadership courses.

As well as highlighting the past achievements it was also explained what feats the cadets could take part in in the future.

This can include the opportunity take part in aviation studies, at their own pace, which they can sit exams in when they feel ready, using online learning software that has recently been launched by the Air Training Corps.

During the evening cadets and staff were awarded with certificated for the following:-

BTECs in aviation and public services, The British Heart Foundation Heart start programme.

Three staff achieved their health and safety at work and first aid at work certificates.

The Squadron chaplain, Jane Blackley assisted the O.C. with three cadets who had completed their initial training and took their enrolment pledge for joining the Air Training Corps.

Cadets, male and female, can join the cadets from the age of 13.

Skills that can be developed include map reading - including pilot maps - and engineering.

So if you are between 13 to 18 years old, are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some weekends and interested in joining the Air Training Corps then pop along to the Brechin squadron headquarters on the above nights between 7 to 9 p.m.

Alternatively, you call them on 01356 626338 for more information.