Ten new air cadets were officially welcomed as members of 2247 (Hawarden) Squadron Air Training Corps during a formal ceremony - their Passing-Out Parade - this week.
The parade - reviewed by Officer Commanding No 2 Welsh Wing, Wing Commander Tim Kingman and held at the Squadron HQ on Manor Lane - was the culmination of several months initial training for the new cadets and a chance to show off their uniform and skills in marching drill to the assembled parents and guests.
Cadet Warrant Officer Ryan Sheppard is responsible for the initial training of new cadets to the Squadron, having gone through the process himself just 6 years ago. He said: "It's always great to see new cadets during their Passing-Out Parade. The difference in their attitude from day one until the parade is awesome and is a testament to the hard work and effort put in by both the new cadets and those responsible for their training."
At the end of proceedings, two presentations were made to the "Best Recruit" and "Most Improved Recruit" for the intake - Cadets Matthew Barnes and Christopher Harris respectively - both of whom put a great amount of effort into their preparation for the final parade.
Congratulations to all our new cadets! If you want to join our next intake - for which we are recruiting now - find out more here.