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LEH School are particularly proud of Cadet Warrant Officer Georgina (UVIA) who came second in the annual selection of the Sir John Thompson Memorial Sword for best RAF cadet in the UK. She was interviewed and tested alongside four other nominees for this prestigious award, and to be named as the second best of 8,000 cadets in the country is a great honour. Georgie has already learned to glide with the RAF and has now won a 2 week flying scholarship to learn to fly this summer, along with taking part in the International Air Cadet Exchange to the USA – one of only 550 cadets globally who are selected for these exchanges. Congratulations Georgie, and have fun!

By Mrs Hughes – Deputy Head

Below Georgie describes what she has learned during her time with CCF.

CCF gives you wide ranging opportunities to go on camps abroad, learn to fly, glide and shoot. The different leadership tasks are from on a small scale, to leading the whole contingent and all the levels in between. You can gain further qualifications which can enhance personal statements and CVs. You have the chance to go on camps with people from all over the UK, and even the world, which gives you amazing opportunities to meet new people who share similar interests as you.

In the future I want to continue the volunteering I currently do with Scouts and also become an adult volunteer with the Air Cadet organisation to give something back to the organisation for the amazing four years it has given me. Adult volunteers are always needed and play a vital role in keeping the organisation running.  I would also like to use the skills I have learnt to join the RAF as an engineering officer and join the university Air Squadron in the coming year.

CCF has given me the confidence to stand in front of 70+ people on a regular basis and call parade. This is something that even a year ago I would never have had the confidence to do. It has given me the opportunity to learn to glide and over the coming summer I have been given the opportunity to go on a 2 week flying scholarship with the possibility of going solo at the end along with taking part in the International Air Cadet Exchange with 550 cadets globally to one of 15 different countries. I am really sad to be leaving the cadets after four years. It has given me some amazing memories and skills that are going to be invaluable in the future. I would encourage everyone to have a go as there are so many different areas you can be involved in within the unit and beyond on courses. You don't know unless you try, and nothing bad ever comes from trying new things.

By Georgie (UVIA)

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