Yorkshire air cadet lands dream career


Yorkshire cadet Miles Gilroy, centre, has landed the career of his dreams after being accepted to join the RAF.

He is pictured with fellow cadets at his squadron in Mirfield as they bid him farewell after more than six years with the unit.

“I’ve loved every moment with the squadron and being a cadet here was the best thing I could have ever done,” said Miles, aged 19, who has been a member of 868 (Mirfield) Squadron since he was 13.

“My dream has always been to pursue a career in aviation. My experiences as a cadet has cemented that dream and I’m excited about joining the RAF.”

During his time with the cadets, Miles, of Gomersall, moved up the ranks to become cadet warrant officer, the highest rank possible. He also passed his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and was awarded an Air Cadet Pilot Scholarship.

Squadron Commander Flight Lieutenant Peter Doubell said: “Miles will be greatly missed at the Squadron, but we hope he will be able to bring his enthusiasm and support to a new career in the Royal Air Force. We wish him well as he embarks on his training, and I’m sure he will make return visits to us in the future.”


Article and picture submitted by Flight Lieutenant P Doubell, 868 (Mirfield) Squadron, South & West Yorkshire Wing ATC

Mirfield Air Cadets meet at the Air Cadet Centre in Mirfield on Huddersfield Road near the Stocks Bank Road junction, on Tuesday and Friday evenings. For more information please contact Flt Lt Peter Doubell on 01924 498 896 (parade evenings only). To learn more about the air cadets click here or to find your local unit click here

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