Volunteer marks 40 year milestone in the Air Cadets


Cadet volunteer Andy Campbell has been celebrating 40 years with the Air Training Corps.

Andy first joined 208 (North Leeds) Squadron in 1979 as a cadet, moving up through the ranks to become a cadet warrant officer.

As soon as he ‘aged out’ he became a volunteer instructor with the squadron and quickly progressed to the rank of commissioned officer.

“I really enjoyed my time as a cadet and so coming back as a civilian instructor and then Warrant Officer enabled me to put something back into the Air Cadets.

“It is great to see the cadets come in as 12 year olds, progress through the Squadron, and then leave as adults. I like to think that I have been instrumental in shaping them into the fine young people they become,” said Andy.

To mark the special milestone the squadron commander, Flight Lieutenant Andy Blaikie (pictured left) presented Andy with a special certificate.

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people consider joining the Air Training Corps. Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. To learn more about the Air Training Corps click here. To contact 208 (North Leeds) Squadron ATC email [email protected]

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