Adjutant / Deputy OC
Flying Officer Mike Brown RAFVR(T)
L3 Award in Basic Expedition Leadership, DofE Expedition Assessor, Archery Instructor, RYA L2 Powerboat Handling, NNAS Trainer/Assessor.
Shooting & Fieldcraft
Range Conducting Officer, Exercise Conducting Officer, Fieldcraft Instructor, Elementary Marksmanship Coach, Ancillary Range Duties - L98A2 Safety Supervisor/OiC Console & Butts, Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Safety Officer.
Health & Safety
L3 Award in Food Safety & Hygiene for Supervisors, First Aid at Work, First Aid Instructor/Assessor, H&S Instructor, Manual Handling Instructor, Fire Safety Instructor.
Education & Training
L3 Award in Education and Training, Methods of Instruction Trainer/Assessor.
Flying Officer Brown first joined the Air Training Corps in 1999 and spent five action packed years as a cadet. He rose steadily through the cadet rank structure and left in 2004 with the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer. In his final year he was selected as the top male cadet in Dundee and Central Scotland Wing. He attended many camps and courses, including a two week Hang Gliding course in Wales. Other achievements include completing a Gliding Scholarship, graduating from the Air Cadet Leadership Course and achieving his Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
After taking some time away from the Air Cadet Organisation, he rejoined 859 (Dalgety Bay) Sqn in 2011 as a Civilian Instructor. In April 2014 he was appointed to a commission in the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and took on the role of Adjutant and Deputy Squadron Commander. Promotion to Flying Officer followed in April 2016.
Fg Off Brown also holds a Wing Staff role as Deputy Adventure Training Technical Officer for South East Scotland Wing.
Away from the Air Cadets he is employed as a Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering at a FE College. He has previously worked as an Instructor with an educational charity, specialising in working with under achieving teenagers. Before this he completed a BEng(Hons) degree in Aircraft Engineering. He is an Associate member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (ARAeS), an Associate Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (AMInstLM) and a member of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.