NW RFCA staff mark Uniform to Work Day

June 25, 2014
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Uniform to Work Day

Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers across the country are today wearing their Service uniforms to work with pride in celebration of the annual Uniform to Work Day in the run up to the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June.

NW RFCA staff Max Puller, School Cadet Expansion Officer, and Stephen Gillison, Alternative Venues Administration Assistant, were no exception. Flt Lt Max Puller has been a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV) in the Air Cadet Organisation for five years and is a Wing Staff Officer with Greater Manchester Wing ATC. He is also Regional Music Officer, convening musical activities for Air Cadets across the North of England and directing the North Region ATC Band.

Max said: “I feel very privileged to be a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer in the Air Training Corps, which continues to provide life-changing developmental opportunities to thousands of young people across the United Kingdom. Seeing the transformational effect of even the smallest experience on a young person is a unique privilege, and, to be a part of it, wholly rewarding.

“I am especially delighted with the synergy between my volunteering role and my full-time employment as School Cadet Expansion Officer at NW RFCA, as I believe that my experiences as a CFAV equip me with both the passion for the development of young people in the cadet forces, as well as a deep understanding of the issues faced when establishing both viable and sustainable cadet units in the state schools.” 

SI Stephen Gillison has been part of Merseyside ACF for eight years: six years as a cadet and 18 months as an Adult Instructor. The main subjects he enjoys are Drill, Fieldcraft and Physicial Activity, including Obstacle Course.

Stephen said: “The reason I joined the cadets was down to my family having a strong military background and being brought up from a young age around cadets.My main achievement has been with First Aid, where I have represented the North West region with both Cadet and Young Adult teams for 5 years at the national competitions.”

For more information about how you could get involved with the Cadet movement, visit the Cadet pages of our website: https://www.nwrfca.org.uk/cadets/