Congratulations 2048 Dagenham ATC
Eight cadets recently completed their CVQO led BTECs in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship funded by Barking & Dagenham Council.i
Find out more about the Level 1 BTEC and our other qualifications on our website.
More CVQO Camp Visits
Steve Mills, CVQO Regional Operations Manager for the Midlands visited Trent Wing Camp at Beckingham. The Police also dropped in for chat - but we don’t think the visits were related!
More CVQO Camp visits
News from Martin our Regional Operations Manager for Scotland and N Ireland
"Two more very good visits to units on camp in the last week
Firstly to Wiltshire to see Northumbria ACF who were ensconced in Knook Camp and are now in the second week of their Annual Camp.
The other visit was to see Air Cadets from Northern Ireland who were on their annual spree to Rothiemurcus. I joined them for their day white water rafting and although I chose not to get wet myself, it was pretty spectacular watching them hurtle down the River Tay in rubber dinghies!”
Sounds like they all had fun!
Duke of Westminster Award National Finalist - the inside story!
Cadet Flight Sergeant Eloise Robertson, 2509 Chipping Sodbury Squadron, Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing explains what the selection process is like for the candidates.
Read the full story on the Air Cadets website.
This is well-timed as the winners are all off to South Africa later today - more news on that later…
Please Support Tower Hamlets ATC Cadets in the National Lottery Awards
They have reached the final seven (from 700 nominations) for the 2014 National Lottery Awards in the Education category. There is now a public vote to decide the winning project (the winner features on BBC1 at a high profile awards ceremony and receives a further grant).
Looking at the short-list they are the only Cadet nomination for the education area.
Please take a few moments and vote for them. The voting window is now open and closes on 23 July 2014!
Number 10 - Raising funds to music!
On Wednesday an event was held at number 10 Downing Street as apart of the Government’s Cadet Expansion Programme. The aim was to raise funds from private backers in addition to the £1 million Government bursary scheme.
Of course, no such event would be complete without music, and CVQO Regional Operations Manager for Music, Gil Singleton, provided the band, albeit in his role as Principal Director of Music, Air Cadets.
The band shown above, is the ACO National Marching Band, most of whose members either have gained a CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Music, or are currently studying for one.
The top photo shows Gil talking to the Prime Minister, David Cameron
Latest news from 2366 Squadron ATC!
Civilian Instructor Palmiero has just gained a CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Music as a Cadet Warrant Officer.
Well done! Hopefully this is just his first CVQO qualification…
Just in! Photos from Cosford Air Show
Last weekend CVQO were delighted to have a stand at the Cosford Air Show 2014. The photos above show Major General Crackett, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) with our very own Steve Mills and Ian Kelly. Below see the CVQO stand and a music brief with an ATC cadet playing in the RAF a Halton pipe band.
Sounds like everyone had a brilliant time!
Congratulations to Jake Rosen - Dacre Sword winner 2014
We are very pleased to see that CWO Jake Rosen from 1064 (Honiton) Squadron ATC has won the Dacre Sword for 2014. The Sword is an honour awarded each year for the best male air cadet.
Jake has been able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the Air Training Corps and CVQO and has amassed a full set of qualifications including: BTEC Level 2 in Music at Distinction*, BTEC Level 2 in Public Services at Distinction* and the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership.
Last year CWO Rosen was selected as a Finalist for the Duke of Westminster Award and also as the first beneficiary of the CVQO Bursary, provided by Southampton Solent University. He intends to take up the bursary this September.
Good luck and well done Jake.
Photo left: Jake at the Duke of Westminster selection event 2013
Photo right: Jake receiving his Music BTEC in Paris from CVQO’s Gil Singleton
The female version of the award is called The Dacre Brooch, and this was also won by a cadet well know to CVQO! Read more on that story on this link.
Congratulations to Bridget Donaldson winner of the Dacre Brooch 2014
The Dacre Brooch is the highest award any female air cadet can achieve and is hotly contested every year.
Bridget is from 404 (Morpeth) Squadron ATC and a good friend of CVQO, having gained four of our qualfications and been a regional finalist in the Duke of Westminster Award 2013.