Award for RAF Cadet Sergeant Ailsa

Flying Officer Martin Lee (Right) awarding BTEC Certificate to Cadet Sergeant Ailsa Westmacott
Flying Officer Martin Lee (Right) awarding BTEC Certificate to Cadet Sergeant Ailsa Westmacott

The RAF Air Cadets are appealing for aviation fans to join the local Squadron.

Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country, and with over 1,000 squadrons across the UK, you could be one of them.

Recently Cadet Sergeant Ailsa Westmacott, a member of 1990 (Ellon) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets, was awarded a BTEC in Aviation Studies.

This award is equivalent to 2-3 NAT 5 and is the culmination of the completion of the cadet training syllabus delivered in Ellon.

This amazing achievement was completed during the Squadron’s regular parade evenings that are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The evenings are held at the Squadron’s Air Training corps building located at Neil Ross Square.

Commenting Cadet Sergeant Westmacott said: “I am so pleased to receive this nationally recognised qualification just through getting involved in the Air Cadets as a hobby, two nights a week.”

Ellon Squadron’s Commanding Officer, Flying Officer Martin Lee added: “It is very pleasing to be able to hand out these awards to cadets who have completed our training syllabus.

“Quite often they don’t realise, just by taking part in the activities and training we have to offer, that they are completing modules as they go.”

If you are interested to learn more about the Air Cadets either as a Cadet or as an Adult Volunteer, then why not visit the Ellon Squadron open evening on Wednesday, February 27.

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then head along and see what’s on offer.

Alternatively you can visit the Squadron’s Facebook page @1990SqnAtc and leave a message or e-mail adj.1990@aircadets.org.