Cadet Forces Piping & Drumming Competitions 2014
Guy Horridge, CVQO Chief Executive was invited to the Cadet Forces Piping and Drumming Competitions 2014. This is what he had to say:
Excellent trip to Edinburgh where I was invited to present some of the prizes at the Cadet Forces Piping and Drumming Competitions 2014.
Very impressed with the high standard and the great enthusiasm of the competitors. Nice to see so many representatives from the ACF and the ATC present.
460 (Dunstable) Squadron ATC celebrating achievement
We always love to hear (and see!) your success stories. Shown above is Sgt Holdstock of 460 (Dunstable) Sqn ATC, who recently gained his CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Public Services. Congratulations from all at CVQO and we hope that this qualification will help you in the future.
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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!