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Certificates and lanyards ready for posting out to Sgt lang and Cpl's Limbrick, Sargeant and Collier of 496 Sqn.
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing training officer
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Certificates and lanyards ready for posting out to Sgt lang and Cpls Limbrick, Sargeant and Collier of 496 Sqn. 
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing training officer

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Welcome Sir from all in Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing.The Royal Air Force has appointed Air Commodore Tony Keeling as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. He will take post on Sept 21st.
The current Comdt, Air Commodore McCafferty retires on July 15th.
Chief of Staff, Group Capt John Lawlor will be Acting Comdt for the intervening period.
Air Commodore Keeling is currently the Air Officer responsible for the RAF’s Aerospace Engineering & Logistics capabilities, Photographers and Music Services.

He said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. As a former cadet myself, I am a huge fan of the ATC and CCF and the brilliance, ambition and achievements of the cadets, but I know that the organization would not enjoy its high reputation without the determination and commitment of an excellent team of permanent staff working with an amazing network of adult volunteers. I have enormous respect for everything that Air Commodore McCafferty has achieved for the RAF Air Cadets during her tenure as Commandant, and I’m really looking forward to joining the team in September.’
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Welcome Sir from all in Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing.

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Virtual Yellow Lanyards awarded this evening!
It is with great pleasure that the wing training team can announce that the first four cadets from our Wing have this evening being awarded their coveted yellow lanyard. The cadets recently all undertook their MOI course via teams, and following completion of that course, they then "returned" to their sqn's and completed practice sessions with the Sqn staff. Following successful completion of these practice sessions, Flt Lt Carter, OC 496 Sqn, asked the wing training team to attend summative assessments for his cadets. Following some really excellent lessons, I can announce that the following cadets have been awarded their yellow lanyards this evening:
Cdt Sgt Lang
Cdt Cpl Collier
Cdt Cpl Sarjeant
Cdt Cpl Limbrick

These are the first cadets in our wing to be awarded the yellow lanyard following virtual summative assessments. The cadets controlled the virtual platform extremely well and in particular they got the cadets involved with the lesson over teams. I'm sure that they will be a credit to 496 Sqn. Well done from all in the Wing Training Team.
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing Training Officer
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Virtual Yellow Lanyards awarded this evening!
It is with great pleasure that the wing training team can announce that the first four cadets from our Wing have this evening being awarded their coveted yellow lanyard. The cadets recently all undertook their MOI course via teams, and following completion of that course, they then returned to their sqns and completed practice sessions with the Sqn staff. Following successful completion of these practice sessions, Flt Lt Carter, OC 496 Sqn, asked the wing training team to attend summative assessments for his cadets. Following some really excellent lessons, I can announce that the following cadets have been awarded their yellow lanyards this evening:
Cdt Sgt Lang
Cdt Cpl Collier
Cdt Cpl Sarjeant
Cdt Cpl Limbrick

These are the first cadets in our wing to be awarded the yellow lanyard following virtual summative assessments. The cadets controlled the virtual platform extremely well and in particular they got the cadets involved with the lesson over teams. Im sure that they will be a credit to 496 Sqn. Well done from all in the Wing Training Team.
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing Training Officer

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Well done to you all

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Good morning all. In this National Volunteer week, don't forget that the wing is running a pre-uniform course this coming Saturday, 6th June, starting at 09:30. If you are already a CFAV and are looking at moving into uniform, or indeed you are in uniform and want to take up a commission, why not attend the virtual course? The course is also open to cadets who are aged 19.5 and who are looking to stay on in the RAFAC when they time out at age 20.
If you would like to attend, why not email Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings at training.warksbham@aircadets.org
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
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Good morning all. In this National Volunteer week, dont forget that the wing is running a pre-uniform course this coming Saturday, 6th June, starting at 09:30. If you are already a CFAV and are looking at moving into uniform, or indeed you are in uniform and want to take up a commission, why not attend the virtual course? The course is also open to cadets who are aged 19.5 and who are looking to stay on in the RAFAC when they time out at age 20. 
If you would like to attend, why not email Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings at training.warksbham@aircadets.org
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A big thank you to all the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, Civilian Instructors, Padres and Civilian Communities across Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing and the wider organisation.Volunteers’ Week reminds us all to take the time to say thank you to the millions of volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of others. However, due to Covid-19, volunteering is being highlighted like never before, volunteers have stepped up to help their local community during these unprecedented times.

495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron would like to thank you all for making our communities a happier place to be.

#volunteerweek #rafac #noordinaryhobby Royal Air Force Air Cadets Central & East Region Air Cadets Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Air Training Corps Commandant Air Cadets
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A big thank you to all the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, Civilian Instructors, Padres and Civilian Communities across Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing and the wider organisation.

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Just seen, great to see the Corps flying the flag of talent. Always proud of what our Cadets achieve well done all the staff and Cadets that made this happen. Total respect.

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To all Cadets, Parents and Carers

At 8pm on Monday 1st June there will be a virtual parade night for cadets.

This will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and will last for around an hour. All details of how to access the virtual parade night are located on the Cadet Portal!

We hope to see as many of the cadets there as possible!
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Good morning all. Central and East Region are running a talent competition and we are the last wing to take part on 7th June. The competition is open to all CFAV, Cadets and Chaplains and you can have a maximum of 3 cadets per Sqn. Names need to be added to the SMS event by Thursday 4th June. Please find below an extract from the warning order which has being sent to all staff in the wing this morning. I have seen some brilliant performances from cadets in our wing since lockdown so let's get applying and blow the rest of the region away! If anybody has any queries please email me on training.warksbham@aircadets.org
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing Training Officer

Extract from admin order
4. Over 7 weekends (starting Sunday 3 May), each Squadron within the week’s designated Wing may enter a nominated person/s (a max 3 individual acts per Sqn) and compete over Teams against the other Squadrons within their Wing. . Sqns should advertise the event via Cdt Portal so the selection can be made that way by Sqn Cdr’s . The top two (voted for by those watching) from each Wing will go through to the final on Sunday 14 June 2020. In addition each judge will also have a GOLDEN BUZZER for whom they deem to be their best act. All entrants must adhere to ACTO14. Acts must be a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 2 minutes and can be a song, sketch, impression, comedy, magic etc. This time will be increased on the final to minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 4 minutes per act. The performance MUST NOT BE DANGEROUS or breach the RAFAC safeguarding policy/values and standards in any way. Entrants will be required to provide details of their act beforehand (via Cdt Portal) and the competition organisers may ask for further clarification if they feel the act may be in any way dangerous or inappropriate. All entrants must be a current member of the ATC/RAFAC. Each Sqn may also allocate 4 spectators, to watch and to vote

5. Competition Venue. Bader (Microsoft Teams)

6. Voting. To vote for the best act, a link to the voting system (Forms) will be placed in the chat area during the first Act. EACH ACT WILL BE RATED OUT OF 5 STARS (5 BEING AWESOME AND 1 BEING ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT). The votes will automatically be counted after the final act and the winners announced. In the event of a tie, the judge’s votes will be added.
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Good morning all. Central and East Region are running a talent competition and we are the last wing to take part on 7th June. The competition is open to all CFAV, Cadets and Chaplains and you can have a maximum of 3 cadets per Sqn. Names need to be added to the SMS event by Thursday 4th June. Please find below an extract from the warning order which has being sent to all staff in the wing this morning. I have seen some brilliant performances from cadets in our wing since lockdown so lets get applying and blow the rest of the region away! If anybody has any queries please email me on training.warksbham@aircadets.org
Sqn Ldr Simon Jennings
Wing Training Officer

Extract from admin order
4. Over 7 weekends (starting Sunday 3 May), each Squadron within the week’s designated Wing may enter a nominated person/s (a max 3 individual acts per Sqn) and compete over Teams against the other Squadrons within their Wing. . Sqns should advertise the event via Cdt Portal so the selection can be made that way by Sqn Cdr’s . The top two (voted for by those watching) from each Wing will go through to the final on Sunday 14 June 2020.  In addition each judge will also have a GOLDEN BUZZER for whom they deem to be their best act.  All entrants must adhere to ACTO14.  Acts must be a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 2 minutes and can be a song, sketch, impression, comedy, magic etc.  This time will be increased on the final to minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 4 minutes per act.  The performance MUST NOT BE DANGEROUS or breach the RAFAC safeguarding policy/values and standards in any way.  Entrants will be required to provide details of their act beforehand (via Cdt Portal) and the competition organisers may ask for further clarification if they feel the act may be in any way dangerous or inappropriate.  All entrants must be a current member of the ATC/RAFAC.  Each Sqn may also allocate 4 spectators, to watch and to vote

5. Competition Venue. Bader (Microsoft Teams) 

6. Voting.  To vote for the best act, a link to the voting system (Forms) will be placed in the chat area during the first Act.  EACH ACT WILL BE RATED OUT OF 5 STARS (5 BEING AWESOME AND 1 BEING ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT).  The votes will automatically be counted after the final act and the winners announced.  In the event of a tie, the judge’s votes will be added.

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