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Celebration for Watton Air Cadets

PUBLISHED: 19:19 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 08 July 2010

Watton's younger cadets with their awards.

Watton's younger cadets with their awards.

Watton Air Cadets are celebrating passes in different areas of their young service careers.

One group has reached the pinnacle of ambition for every cadet - finishing ground training and passing their classification as staff cadets.

The Watton air cadet senior award winners.

Watton Air Cadets are celebrating passes in different areas of their young service careers.

One group has reached the pinnacle of ambition for every cadet - finishing ground training and passing their classification as staff cadets.

This is normally the product of four years intensive study involving a variety of subjects, ranging from the history of the Royal Air Force up to the challenges of propulsion and satellite communications.

Meanwhile, the latest bunch of recruits have passed their first class cadet examinations after six months' study and practical work.

Commanding officer Flt Lt Michael Edney said: “The aim of our training is to provide a basic knowledge of aviation matters and encourage more advanced study. The staff cadets have worked very hard to complete their training, and in addition to all the technical subjects have had to show knowledge of the structure of the corps, its aims and training requirements, as well as squadron administration and supply procedures.”

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