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May 14th 2015

Youngsters given chance to fly with Air Cadet Recruitment

Opportunities to Fly, Glide and Shoot are available at 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) as they start their New Year recruiting campaign on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

Prospective Cadets from the age of 13 are being invited down at 7pm to find out more about the Award Winning  squadron where staff and Senior Cadets will explain what being a Cadet is all about, from taking part in Adventurous Training and Overseas Visits to Flying and gaining B-TEC qualifications.

Squadron Adjutant Ruth Morgan said: “Our Cadets get chances to take part in activities which are just not available to anyone else in the South Derbyshire area.  Where else can a young teenager take control of an aeroplane and do aerobatics with a Royal Air Force Pilot for free?  Swadlincote Cadets gain training which is incredibly useful not only if they join the military but also in civilian life.”

Squadron Commander Alyn Thompson added: “Our job at 1211 Squadron is to take every available opportunity for all of our Cadets, whether it’s a flight in an Air Force aeroplane or putting them forward for qualifications in the B-TEC scheme.  We are one of the best Air Cadet Units in the UK and the reason for that is because our training programme is so varied.

“Last year we had Cadets in, Germany, Cyprus and Gibraltar.  Some gained Leadership qualifications and others became Glider Pilots!”

So, if you are aged 13-16 and want to become a Glider Pilot before you can learn to drive, call in at the 1211 Headquarters on John Street in Eureka Park on Tuesday evening 19 May at 7pm.

"Our job at 1211 Squadron is to take every available opportunity for all of our Cadets, whether it’s a flight in an Air Force aeroplane or putting them forward for qualifications in the B-TEC scheme. "