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Squadron staff to benefit from additional adventure training

Published: 14 Dec 2016


Leading by example, staff at 261 (Guildford) Squadron will be taking on a variety of adventure training courses, part-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust.

Following the £1,200 grant, eight new staff members will be enrolling on a range of courses in a bid to develop their leadership skills and knowledge. This additional training will help staff to enhance the air cadet experience by enabling them to provide extra activities and improving the support they can offer. As a result, cadets will embark upon a safer and more exciting programme.

Flt Sgt (ATC) Luke Cooper Said: "There have been significant staff changes at 261 (Guildford) Squadron recently which has somewhat hampered the delivery of opportunities available to new cadets. We requested a grant from the Trust which would enable us to fund valuable training and staff development opportunities for new personnel.

"This training means that the cadets get an improved experience and our staff build upon their confidence and a variety of different skills, improving their motivation and morale. The grant will enable us to provide an array of training activities including expedition leader qualifications, paddlesport, archery, climbing and first aid courses."

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