Lord Lieutenant's Presentations 2014
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By Cadet Warrant Officer Megan Taylor - 1114 (Gosforth) Squadron
In the Air Training Corps, cadets and staff alike make exceptional achievements every day, and at Gosforth this is no different. On the 18th of March 2014, Cpl Fay Toward and CWO Megan Taylor attended the Lord Lieutenant’s Presentation evening for Tyne and Wear, in order to be presented with their BTECs in Public Services.
The ATC offers three different BTECs to its cadets, one of which – Aviation Studies - is achieved by passing through the exam syllabus and becoming a Master Air Cadet. However, BTECs in Public Services and Music require cadets to use some of their spare time in order to complete them, and as such they are extremely rewarding. Both Cpl Toward and CWO Taylor attended a Wing BTEC weekend, where they completed the various tasks needed in order to receive their BTEC.
Cpl Toward and CWO Taylor both achieved the top grade of a distinction, a fantastic achievement in itself, but both were even more delighted to find out that their certificates would be presented to them by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Nigel Sherlock Esq OBE. Alongside cadets from around the wing, the Army Cadet Force, Seat Cadet Corps, and staff from all cadet and reserve forces, the two 1114 cadets waited in anticipation to be presented their awards.
Once they had been presented with their certificates, Cpl Toward and CWO Taylor were able to have their photograph taken with the Lord Lieutenant, and also had the opportunity to speak with him. Both the cadets felt extremely proud of their achievements, and even more so to have it presented to them by the Lord Lieutenant.
The BTEC awards are a fantastic opportunity for cadets to gain extra qualifications, as they are worth 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C, depending on what grade the cadet gains. They are fantastic qualifications to have both for military and civilian life, and Gosforth looks forward to more of its cadets in the future undertaking this fantastic opportunity.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and wish to start your BTEC in Public Services or Music, please email the squadron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you’re aged between 13 and 17 and want to see what the ATC can offer you, feel free to attend the squadron on a Monday or Thursday night for a taste of what we do!
For more information please visit the Squadron website