Cadets from London and South East region ( LASER) and South West region have hailed the gold communicator specialist course at RAF Halton a success.
The course included a practical skills module which included theory and practical electronics exercises. They also completed an entry level award in health and safety with a session on risk assessment training. Each young person on the course then gained two qualifications during the week long exercise The gold radio course also involved a written assessment, as well as a verbal assessment which was based on a scenario. The final event of the week was a field deployment exercise which combined all of the training and skills gained throughout the week.
The Cadets did get a break with a day trip to Bletchley Park where they had the opportunity to learn all about the code breakers based there during the WW1 and got a tour of the Radio Society of Great Britain headquarters.
The week ended on a high as the proud cadets had their graduation parade in front of the Officers' Mess, Halton House at RAF Halton.
Flight Sergeant Cameron Wardrop, from 129 (Tunbridge Wells) said:
" The gold communications course was a tough yet worthwhile course- it involved a lot of long days and hard work but was really worthwhile with the skills it gave us at the end of it.
" It also gave us an entry level qualification in health and safety which is fantastic to apply to every day life.
" It was one of the toughest weeks I’ve done in cadets but it was so much fun both from the content and the cadets and staff involved in it, especially the final exercise at the end of the week."