Top Recognition for North Tyneside Volunteers
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By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
Two North Tyneside Volunteers have been awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Service for their roles with 2344 (Longbenton) Air Cadets.
Jonny Campbell, 34, of Killingworth, received the Certificate for Meritorious Service – a prestigious award which recognises services of outstanding merit that has been rendered beyond the normal demands of duty.
Jonny, who is the squadron’s Engineer Officer and has encouraged young people attending the squadron to earn more than 50 aerospace related qualifications, said; “It was a lovely surprise to receive the certificate and to be recognised in this way but it is a testament to the young people who have worked hard to learn and gain the qualifications.
“We all work together so that our young people can enjoy achieving and improve their future prospects,” added the Park Resort Manager.
20 year-old sports science student, Daniel Horner, of Longbenton, was also surprised with his award in recognition of the obstacles he overcome as an air cadet to achieve at the highest level and has now become an adult volunteer instructor.
He said: “It was a big surprise to be recognised at the highest level of the organisation.
I really enjoyed being a cadet at the squadron and want to continue to learn and achieve by helping others to do the same,” said Daniel.
Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson, said, “Both Jonny and Daniel are truly deserving of their recognition.
“They have both played a major role in the direction that the squadron has travelled; helping to make a positive difference to the lives of the young people we serve.
“We are all very proud to have them as part of the team,” said Gary.
If you’re interested in volunteering at Longbenton Squadron, please visit www.2344.org.uk for further information.
For more information please visit the Squadron website