Youth within the Bundaberg Region are once again being given the chance to spread their wings and take flight as part of the Australian Air Force Cadets No. 228 Squadron.
Returning for the first time since 2014, the No. 228 Squadron will commence in July and parade on Monday nights from 6pm-9pm during the school term at St Luke’s Anglican School.
Those who are turning 13 to 17 this year, and have an interest in aviation, drones, STEM, camping, the Australian Defence Force, or just want to make new friends, are encouraged to register their interest.
The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) will teach students valuable life skills and help develop qualities including but not limited to leadership, self-reliance, confidence, teamwork and communication.
Squadron Leader (AAFC) and Regional Executive Officer (North) Barry McGlynn said the chance for students to take part in this squadron is fantastic, providing them the opportunity to learn a range of unique skills.
“The Australian Air Force Cadets is one of Australia’s premier youth development organisations,” Mr McGlynn said.
“Cadets are afforded high quality training, and unique and exciting experiences, while making new friends among likeminded peers in a positive environment.
“Cadets are offered the opportunity to fly in our aircraft, both powered and glider flying, learn about and operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV drones), take part in camping, fieldcraft activities and drills and attend ceremonial experiences such as ANZAC Day in uniform.
“Being part of the AAFC also provides the opportunity to undertake aviation training and experiences, visit military bases and operational units such as RAAF Squadrons, firefighters, dog handlers and eating and staying in their messes and
“Air Force Cadets receive great training in communications, STEM, Fieldcraft, service knowledge, aviation and drill and ceremonial knowledge, being taught everything in a fun environment.”
The Air Force Cadets is sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force.
Those interested in joining the Air Force Cadets No. 228 Squadron can submit an expression of interest for a July start now.
Visit www.airforcecadets.gov.au to register your interest today.
Other stories: Service of Remembrance to mark anniversaries