“I decided to volunteer with 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron nearly two years ago and I’ve never looked back.
“Joining the air cadets was one of the best things I have ever done and I wish I had done so sooner.
“My sons Ben, aged 17, and Alex, aged 13, are both cadets in the squadron and love everything the cadets has to offer.
“Since I joined I have seen the difference that being an air cadet makes on young people and I feel privileged to have been allowed to become a volunteer.
“Everyone in my wing and squadron has been welcoming and highly dedicated to the cadets and the organisation.
“The lockdown has shown everyone’s resilience with volunteers finding new ways of delivering training and cadets rising to the challenges. I’m in awe of their commitment and readiness to learn.”