Thursday, 27 March 2014

Radio Communicators Awards

Cadet Warrant Officers Beth Ainsley and Chris Dolphin have been presented with their Radio Communicators Certificates and Badges having completed all of the required modules for this award.
This award is the highest radio award an Air Cadet can receive and required the completion of a number of modules which in CWO Ainsley's and Dolphin's case included:
  • Completing and passing the Amateur Radio Foundation Examination
  • Passing examinations on Advanced Radio & Radar and Satellite Communications
  • Completing an Internet Module (including building a website)
  • Demonstrating a range of practical radio operating skills

In addition, 14 cadets were recently presented with their Provisional Radio Operators Certificates which are awarded to cadets after completion of a course which provides training in basic 2-way radio operations.

The photographs shows six of these cadets with their awards.

Heartstart Awards

Ten cadets from 361 squadron recently qualified for Heartstart awards following training by  Sgt K Laws who is one of our staff instructors.

The course includes CPR techniques and all cadets at the squadron have the opportunity to complete this training which ensures that they have the necessary skills to possibly save a life.

The photograph shows some of the cadets who were recently presented with their certificates.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

High Flyers

Grob Tutor T1
It was third time lucky (after two cancellations on previous dates due to poor weather) for three cadets from 361 squadron who today completed their first flights in Grob Tutor aircraft at RAF Leeming.

Cadets Luke Craig, Adam Sexton and Ryan Vasey all had the opportunity to handle the controls during their flight which took them over North Yorkshire.
Cadets Ryan Vasey and Luke Craig
Cadet Adam Sexton
 Six more cadets from the squadron will have the opportunity to fly in Tutors later this month.