Leadership training is an important part of what we do at 216 Squadron. The Air Cadets follows a rank structure like our parent service, the RAF, and with that cadets fill junior and senior cadet NCO positions from Corporal to Cadet Warrant Officer. With the Squadron growing in size we recently held Exercise Saxon Warrior at DTE Nesscliff. The weekend focused on leadership skills at all levels, and will be used to consider any future promotions.
Cadets undertook initiative exercises, navigation tasks and more, monitored and mentored by the current cadet Junior and Senior NCOs and staff. With cadets taking the roles of JNCO’s and the current Squadron NCO’s getting more experience at senior management roles, the weekend was a great success.