Driving the Corps Forward

Once again the rural lands of Berkshire were transformed into a recruitment hunting ground as 2402 (Burghfield) Squadron went on the trail for new cadets.

The key behind the recruitment was the establishment of a key pitch at the Burghfield May Fayre, the Squadron being complimented for having presented a highly organised and professional display. This display was made up of a variety of key aspects including display boards, the Wing Recruitment gazebo and, in pride of place, the Wing aerospace platform (the WASP) which attracted many young enthusiasts who wanted to fly the simulator and were subsequently introduced to the variety of activities and opportunities that the Air Training Corps provides.

Squadron Officer, Pilot Officer Ryan Franks commented “The demand for the simulator was encouraging and I am hopeful that we will get a reasonable number of new cadets through this recruitment display.”

Off the back of their spectacular performance in Burghfield, 2402 Squadron have also been invited to take part in the Mortimer fun day and the Ufton Nervet, summer fayre, where hopefully they will be able to recruit even more cadets and at the very least, fly the flag for the Air Training Corps.

Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Paul Beardwood who led the contingent on the day added that he was “amazed at the community spirit shown towards the cadets, they obviously just wanted 2402 squadron to be a strong participant in the community as a whole.”