Monday, 16 July 2012

Gaining Gold at 95 Crewe!

95 Crewe Squadron has been holding on to a secrete for a while that behind the walls of their hut on Lime Tree Avenue stands 30 young people aged 13-19, 2 who have just completed and 3 of which are just about to finish their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Flight Sergeant Laura Montague and Sergeant Tom Payne are the first cadets at 95 Crewe Squardon to achieve this award in over 10 years are now awaiting a letter to invite them to the Palace in London! Flight Sergeant Ryan Jones, Flight Sergeant Oliver King and past Cadet Warrant Officer Vici Bates will be following them to the palace within the next couple of months. This team of top class cadet NCOs have proved that young people in Crewe are getting out there and doing something good in the community.
Commanding Officer Lauren Kelly said “The whole squadron is extremely proud of the 5 NCOs achieving (and nearly achieving) their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, all the credit falls to the cadets themselves, who got out there in extreme weather conditions to complete their walking expeditions, along with giving up their time to volunteer, learn a skill and do a sport. Their achievements have inspired other cadets on the squadron and we now have all of the cadets registered for the award scheme at all levels.”

The NCOs had various comments about their time working towards the award, Laura thought the experience was “ “. And Tom’s advice to anyone thinking about doing the award was simply “ “.

95 Crewe has many exciting opportunities for young people such as Duke of Edinburgh Awards, flying and gliding, BTECs (equivalent to 4 GCSEs or A levels), UK and overseas camps, Leadership skills and much more. They are currently pushing young people aged 13-17 to boost their CV by joining the ATC! If you would like to find out more search for ‘Air Cadets’ and ’95 Crewe Squadron’. To find out more about their ‘new recruit’ day email:

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