457 (Farnborough) Squadron has shown again why it is consistently one of the best squadrons in the wing, if not the country by producing three Cadet Warrant Officers (CWO’s) at the same time. Not only that, 457 CWO’s represent three of the highest achievements the RAF Air Cadets have to offer, with light Blue, Yellow and Maroon lanyards.
CWO Dodsworth’s light Blue lanyard signifies he is a Qualified Aerospace Instructor. The course to achieve this is as demanding as it is long. Less than 50 cadets pass this course throughout the whole country each year.
CWO Fanning is not just an instructor cadet as shown by her Yellow lanyard, she is one of only two cadets who has passed her Gold First Aid badge which qualifies her to teach first aid which she uses to great effect at the squadron an on Wing first aid training.
CWO Rosser, shown with his Maroon lanyard has is a Junior Leader, having passed a physically demanding course, achieved by less than 50 cadets across the country each year. He has also achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award which he was awarded at Buckingham Palace.
With so few of these awards given out among the 1,000+ squadrons and 56,000 cadets in the UK and for 457 Squadron’s cadets to attain three speaks volumes. The fact they have been awarded in three separate areas is a testament to the varied nature of training on offer at the squadron.
CWO’s you make us proud, thank you.
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