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Two new Station Commander’s Cadets at RAF Wittering – South & East Midlands Wing

Two new Station Commander’s Cadets at RAF Wittering

Top announcement for two of our cadets, Corporal Evie Griffen from 2071 (Stamford) Squadron and Corporal Jessica Brown from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron, who have recently been appointed as the new Station Commander’s Cadet and new A4 Force Elements Commander’s Cadet, respectively, at RAF Wittering. The role will involve accompanying Group Captain Lincoln, RAF Wittering’s Station Commander and Commander of A$ Force Elements. This will give Evie and Jess a unique insight into life within the Royal Air Force.

The two cadets found out about the role from their Commanding Officers and had to complete a formal application process involving the submission of a personal statement and CV, with Evie opting to submit a hand written personal statement which helped make her standout as a candidate. The top cadets were then invited to interview, using virtual methods, with Group Captain Lincoln before being selected as the next Station Commander’s Cadets.

Cpls Griffen and Brown have both been in the Air Cadets for 4 years and have actively been involved in what the organisation has to offer, with both cadets having a keen interest in flying and a love for week-long camps at RAF bases, with Evie having been on 8 camps in four years and Jess saying one of her biggest highlights so far is attending an overseas camp at RAF Akrotiri. Both cadets have exciting plans for their futures in the Air Cadets and we will look forward to seeing what they will go on to achieve.

When the two cadets were asked what they were most excited about in their new roles both said they were “really excited about taking part in special events and high profile parades”. Evie was also excited about “being a representative for both the Air Cadets and Royal Air Force” and how this would influence her in her cadet career and outside. Jess talked about looking forward to having the unique opportunity to have “a greater understanding of what A4 Force Elements do” and the opportunity to be mentored by serving personnel in the RAF.