January 9th 2015


1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron ATC has launched a recruitment drive in a bid to expand its group of award-winning Cadets.

Squadron leaders are on the look-out for a range of different volunteers to join the youth organisation, So if you’re looking for a new volunteering challenge this opportunity could be for you. There are a range of different activities on offer through the Air Cadets that offer a challenge, excitement, and adventure.

Squadron Commander Alyn Thompson said: “We had an excellent year in 2014 with Cadets travelling to camps at Swynnerton, near Stoke and to RAF Cranwell where they have flown in a King Air.

“Several have gone overseas to the Accession Isle, Gibraltar and Germany. This year is set to be one of our most exciting and we’re keen for new Cadets to join us.”

Swadlincote Squadron is to add the latest crop of youngsters to their high flying team with an evening explaining what they can hope to achieve through joining the Air Cadet Organisation, such as taking part in activities ranging from flying and gliding to adventurous training and overseas camps.

1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron is now able to recruit young men and women from the age of 12, a whole year earlier than previous recruitment drives.

Flying Officer Moss adds: “The Air Cadet Organisation has come to the conclusion that those at the age of 12 possess the potential to fully participate and prosper from all that the Air Cadets has to offer. We look forward to welcoming a new range of cadets to our diverse team”.

The Squadron will look to recruit the next generation of youngsters with an open evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 13th of January at their Eureka Park headquarters on John Street in Swadlincote.