Busy Weekend for Greater Manchester Air Cadets

Over the weekend of the 25th – 27th January, over three hundred Cadets from across Greater Manchester Wing took part in various development courses ran at DTE Nesscliffe and the Wing Activity Centre. These ranged from shooting development courses, personal development such as Initial Cadet Training and JNCO courses to a STEM activity which saw Cadets work on rebuilding a hovercraft.

Throughout the year the Wing hosts Wing Training Weekends at both DTE Swynerton and DTE Nescliffe. These weekends are designed to allow Cadets to undertake training in a wide variety of subjects, from the basics of being an Air Cadet up to teaching Methods of Instruction. It is the aim of these weekends that the Cadets leave with new skills and in most cases a new qualification but also, they leave with a greater sense of confidence in themselves and several new friends.

Cadet Tinker of 1938 (Salford City & Eccles) Squadron has this to say about the Initial cadet Training Course, “It was very fun and was a worthwhile chance to build skills, learn new things and make new friends throughout the Wing. I would highly recommend the course and I look forward to moving onto the Aerospace course next time.”

Wing Commander D Archibald wished to extend his thanks, “to the Cadets that attended the weekend and the sixty staff who worked to both teach and support the Cadet development to deliver the Air Cadet experience.”

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