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15 December 2016
Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty has been nominated for a Millie – one of The Su
Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty who works at the national HQ of the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Cranwell, was nominated for the category of Inspiring Others at the star studded event at The Guildhall, London.
She said: “I am deeply honoured to be nominated by the Royal Air Force for one of the Sun’s Millie awards.
‘I have been Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, comprising both the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF), for just over four years now and I find it somewhat ironic to be nominated for inspiring others when I am inspired, energised and enthused on a daily basis by the amazing cadets and staff who are members of the RAF Air Cadets.
‘I never fail to be impressed by the cadets’ resilience, confidence and sheer enthusiasm for life. These young people, aged 12-19, are my inspiration, they are an absolute privilege to command and are great citizens of the future.
‘My other source of inspiration is the adult volunteers, without whom we simply could not run this fantastic, world class organisation. I would like to thank them for their on-going commitment and energy and I see this nomination as a wonderful acknowledgement of the RAF Air Cadets and all they stand for. I could not be prouder to be their Commandant.’
The military awards, honours heroic and inspirational work in the UK Armed Forces. This is the ninth year the awards have been given but the first year they have recognised military in the UK as well as abroad.
There were 27 nominees across categories with all invited to visit No.10 Downing Street before the Guildhall ceremony. Amongst those attending the event were RAF Air Cadet Ambassador, Hon Group Capt Carol Vorderman.