Gold Cyber Security Cadets
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By Cdt FS E Thompson - 2008 (Bawtry) Squadron
Two Doncaster cadets, Sgt Vincent Roets of 2008 (Bawtry) Squadron and FS Tom Heath of 103 (Doncaster) Squadron, along with seven other cadets from across the Corps. have made history this month as they became the first cadets ever to earn the Gold Cyber Comms Badge.
The Comms badge had always been a well-respected qualification in the Corps. as it requires a fair amount of time and dedication, as you have to complete several modules over eighteen months to achieve it. The syllabus has just been reformed this year, with the Corps. introducing four levels of Comms badges, Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each level becoming increasingly demanding. Those who hold the current Comms badge will have those badges exchanged for the new Silver badge in the coming months.
To achieve the Gold Cyber Comms badge, Sgt Roets and FS Heath attended the week-long Cyber Camp held at RAF Cosford, where they studied a range of topics, relevant to the ever-changing online world environment, especially in regards to threats that could come in the form of social media.
This achievement has attracted interest nation-wide, with the camp being featured in national newspapers such as The Times.
For more information please visit the Squadron website