Well done to Cpl Calum Horne who is the first recipient on 859 of one of the new style Marksmanship badges. He has been awarded the Blue Air Rifle Marksman Badge.
Today Cadets Tarvit, Blyth, Gray and Blair we're on duty at the Pretty Muddy event at the Royal Highland Centre Ingliston.
Following an Interview Board with Wing Commander McRae at Wing HQ, Flight Sergeant Joe Greenall was promoted to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer this evening. This is the highest rank a cadet can attain and only the most able cadets achieve it. Joe has come a long way since joining the Squadron 5 years ago.
This evening also saw Sergeant Ethan Hunking promoted to the rank of Flight Sergeant. This follows a very successful year for Ethan and his tireless efforts assisting staff with the Squadron training program have been rewarded.
Well done CWO Greenall and Flight Sergeant Hunking!
In his capacity as Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Fife, Sergeant Ethan Hunking was on duty at the opening of the Queensferry Crossing together with his counterparts from the Army Cadet Force and Sea Cadet Corps. It's not every day you get to chat to HM The Queen!
2017 has been a very successful year for two of our senior cadets. Flight Sergeant Joe Greenall and Sergeant Ethan Hunking have both flown a light aircraft solo over the summer through the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme. In addition both cadets have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. On top of these amazing achievements they have each graduated from one of the RAFAC's most demanding courses. FS Greenall completed the 9 month long Junior Leaders Course and Sgt Hunking completed the 9 month long Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course. These national courses are awarded to only the very best cadets from across the UK. Sgt Hunking has also been selected as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Fife and was privileged to meet Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Nicola Sturgeon at the recent opening of the Queensferry Crossing.
They are exceptional role models for our cadets and a shining example of what youths in our local community can achieve
This evening we formally welcomed a new cadet to the unit when Cdt Euan Gray was enrolled as a member of the Air Training Corps by the Squadron Chaplain - Rev Christine Sime. He then received his RAF Form 3822 Cadet Record of Service Book from the Officer Commanding. Welcome to 859!