Looking for a new and exciting challenge? Kettering RAF Cadets

Posted on April 2, 2012 by

Looking for a new and exciting challenge?

 Staff at Kettering Royal Air Force Air Cadets are on the hunt for enthusiastic and committed adults who would be interested in donning a uniform and leading and supporting young people as they grow and develop as cadets. 

TheNorthampton Roadsquadron is calling on the people ofKetteringto come forward, volunteer some spare time and train as uniformed officers and non-commissioned officers. 

Once fully trained staff members will get the opportunity to guide cadets, support learning and attend and leadUKand overseas summer camps and excursions. 

Squadron Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Guy Slack, said:  “The work we do with young people is incredibly valuable.  We are able to educate, support and develop cadets and this work is entirely down to the hard work and dedication of our adult volunteers.

“We are currently trying to recruit uniformed members of staff to lead and shape the way young people learn at the squadron.  Anyone who has a bit of spare time each week and an interest in educating young people should get in touch to find out more.” 

No particular experience is required and all necessary training will be provided.  So if you can give up one or two evenings each week why not get involved and do something truly valuable with your spare time. 

Staff are also on the hunt for adults in Corbywho would like to give volunteering a go.  To find out more about positions in Ketteringor Corbyplease visit: www.ketteringaircadets.org or telephone 01536 481 999.

1101 (Kettering & District) Squadron was formed in March 1941 with 120 cadets parading atStamfordRoadSchool.  Now, 70 years on, the Squadron is still thriving and meets twice a week at their base onNorthampton Road.  Over 60 cadets regularly attend the Squadron and take part in activities ranging from aviation training, shooting, sports and radio and communications training.  Cadets also have the opportunity to study for the BTEC qualification in Aviation Studies and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme.