The Air Training Corps is an organisation supported by hundreds of volunteers in many capacities from Civilian Instructors, Uniformed staff to committee members. At the Thames Valley, Wing Activities Day three staff members from within the wing were presented with the ‘Commandant’s Commendation for Meritorious Service’ by OC Wing, Wg Cdr Fisher. These individuals were recognised for their support to the ATC mission ‘to facilitate a modern, dynamic, sustainable air-minded youth organisation of choice that offers fun and challenging opportunities’.
Flt Lt C Chaney, OC 2410 (Didcot) Sqn, CI C Beardsley, 1460 (Banbury) Sqn and Mr D Holman, Wing Chairman were presented the certificates in front of cadets and staff from across the wing. All the staff within the wing have a huge contribution to offer opportunities and training to the cadets and the awards presented highlights the commitment our volunteers put into the organisation.
The Air Cadet Organisation provides all its volunteers with constant training from the moment they join the organisation to support their development. From the BASIC course introducing the ACO and the elements of been a staff member through to more specialised courses such as 1st Aid, Adventure Training and mandatory courses through the ‘Adult Training Facility’ at RAFC Cranwell.