84 Sqn ATC Crest

Thursday, 18 May 2017

More Success at 84 Squadron

On Wednesday 17th May, Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Rosie Robinson, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, presented yet another batch of certificates on final parade. This time to successful candidates of the Wing's first ever Adult Volunteer Induction Programme (AVIP)Day and to the staff for their HeartStart qualifications.

The AVIP programme has recently been released to replace the old BASIC course and aims to cover introduction to the organisation for any adult volunteers and cadets who are applying to stay beyond 18yrs. The one-day course was run by the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing Training and Development Team in Birmingham and covered a range of content including introduction to the Wing structure, staff roles and responsibilities, all important Child Protection and Safeguarding issues as well as basic overview of policies and procedures. For the cadets attending, they gained knowledge on their role as a Staff Cadet post 18yrs of age where they are assumed to take some extra responsibilities and to start getting more involved with the delivery of activities and programmes for the younger cadets.

The second batch of certificates were handed to the staff who recently attended an in-house HeartStart course where they learnt basic First Aid skills and were tested on how to deal with an immediate casualty situation. They seem a bit over excited to receive their certificates, who knew they were so easily pleased!

After parade, Flt Lt Robinson said, "Its always a pleasure to make presentations on final parade and at the moment it certainly seems to be a regular occurrence. Long may this continue! I am really proud of the cadets and staff at 84 Squadron and their achievements and hope this inspires others to come along and find out what we're all about."

If you wish to find out more about 84 Squadron and the Air Cadets, please contact us to arrange an initial visit by emailing: 84@aircadets.org