High-flying cadets get new skills

Some of the air cadets engage in a leadership exercise.
Some of the air cadets engage in a leadership exercise.

YOUNG air cadets have taken part in an aerospace instruction and leadership programme at RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.

The 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron members, aged between 13 and 19, spent two days at the base learning new skills and developing their personal attributes.

Leadership exercises saw the air cadets develop their management, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

A large part of the programme saw the young people learn about radio and radar communications which saw their new skills being put to the test in a large scale exercise on the base.

The cadets also gained an invaluable insight into how the base works and how it fulfils its duties in defending UK and NATO skies.

Squadron Commander Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson said: “I must thank the base for hosting our programme.

“We are really lucky to have a base like RAF Boulmer on our doorstep with the ability to run programmes that identify and broaden the valuable life-skills we develop on the squadron.”