Farewell to Pershore Air Cadets longest serving cadet - The Evesham Observer

Farewell to Pershore Air Cadets longest serving cadet

Evesham Editorial 4th Nov, 2016   0

MEMBERS of Pershore Air Cadets waved goodbye to their longest serving cadet ahead of his new career with the Royal Air Force.

The 233 (Pershore) Squadron bid farewell Cadet Warrant Officer Jack Turton at their recent meeting after six years of service.

Jack joined Pershore Squadron as a 13 year old cadet and during his time with the group he has been flying, gliding, shooting and has numerous expeditions including to Morocco, South Africa and RAF bases overseas in Cyprus.

Recently he was presented with a Certificate of Good Service, awarded by Headquarters Air Cadets at RAF Cranwell for his dedication to the Squadron and Air Training Corps.

The Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Rebecca Pritchett said “Jack Turton was our Senior Cadet and a role model for all our younger cadets. He will be missed by everyone on the Squadron and our loss is the RAF’s gain.”

Jack starts his career undergoing basic training at RAF Halton before moving onto his Aircraft Technician training at RAF Cosford.

Air Cadets gain an advantage when applying for the RAF as they cover a lot of the basic training during their cadet time and this will hold Jack in good stead while there.

The Squadron is looking for new cadets aged 12-18, as well as adult volunteers.

Anyone interested should e-mail [email protected] or visit the squadron website www.233aircadets.org to see the activities on offer.


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