RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire was the location for the first training course of 2011 when 8 new members of adult staff were given an introduction to the structure, roles and policies of the Air Training Corps and Thames Valley Wing.
Coming from locations across the Thames Valley area the staff, some of whom had no previous cadet service behind them received an introduction into the way the ATC is structured, from Headquarters through to Squadrons as well as the other aspects such as Gliding Squadrons and specialised areas including Adventure Training and First Aid teams. The sessions also ensured that each delegate came away with the very latest in information which will stand them in good stead as they develop their ATC careers as adult staff members.
The delegates also had the opportunity to grill the Officer Commanding Thames Valley Wing, Wing Commander Chris Fisher who dropped in on the Sunday afternoon to watch the training in action and kindly agreed to take questions from the floor on all aspects of the ATC and Thames Valley Wing in particular.
Flight Sergeant Keith Collier of the Wing Training Development Support Unit said “this course has got the 2011 training schedule off to a flying start; we have a list of further courses and events available through the Wing website and I would urge all staff to check regularly as new courses are being uploaded all the time.”