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December 2017 – South & East Midlands Wing


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December 2017

  • Squadron Leader Jodi Hudson has received an AOC 22 training group commendation for services to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. This is centred around his outstanding leadership of the Cadet Development Team in delivering high level quality cadet training across the South and East Midlands Wing. Congratulations Sir very well deserved


  • Are you looking for a new challenge in the New Year? Can you spare time to volunteer with the Air Cadets? Cadet Squadrons in Leicester are looking to recruit adult volunteers to support the development of the cadets at the five squadrons within the Leicester city area.  No prior military service or experience is necessary as development and training will be provided, all that’s needed is a drive and a passion to lead young people with an interest in aviation or military skills. Having an interest in military and aviation will obviously help! Recruitment is open to both uniformed and civilian instructor roles. To demonstrate the opportunities that are available an adult recruitment night is being held at 2070 Glenfield Sqn, Glenfield Primary School at 7:30pm on Tuesday 6th February.  To book your space at the event email


  • OC South & East Midlands Wing, Wing Commander Pass visited the 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron on Monday 11th for two reasons.

    Firstly, to award FS (RAFAC) Theyers his Cadet Forces Medal for 12 continuous years of uniformed service, which he has spent at 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron and with 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron This is a fantastic sign of recognition for FS Theyers and a great way to thank him for all his hard work and commitment to the organisation!

    Secondly, Wing Commander Pass conducted a Cadet Warrant Officer interview. A rank which is the pinnacle of the Air Cadet career, with only 1% of Air Cadets to reaching the rank. A huge congratulations to CWO Matthew Osbiston who passed the interview and was presented with the promotion immediately!


  • 2071 (Stamford) Squadron Air Training Corps have held their annual awards evening where Cdt Charlie Lock, 13, of Wittering was named the best cadet of the year. The Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Phil Prudham, said “Charlie is an excellent cadet who is always one of the first to volunteer for activities and fully deserves this award”. The best NCO was awarded to Cpl Connor McGinlay who was subsequently promoted to Sergeant and the Commanding Officer’s Trophy was awarded to Cdt Marlow Dupont. The Squadron was joined at the awards evening by Councillor Anthony Story, the Mayor of Stamford, who is a former 2071 Squadron cadet. Group Captain Tony Keeling, the Station Commander of RAF Wittering and Wing Commander Andy Pass, Officer Commanding South and East Midlands Wing ATC also presented awards which included BTECs in Aviation Studies and Personal Development and Teamwork. The Squadron is holding an open day for… Read More »


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