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CWO McCrudden

posted 20 May 2013, 13:10 by Leon Aldred   [ updated 20 May 2013, 13:10 ]

Promotion Strikes Again

Reaching the top isn't easy, but last week another Cadet Warrant Officer was added to 184 (Manchester South) Squadron. Cadet Flight Sergeant McCrudden was promoted to the highest rank attainable for a cadet in the Air Training Corps; Cadet Warrant Officer.

Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) McCrudden has many responsibilities at 184 Squadron. He has achieved many things; highlights of his cadet career include participating in Junior Leader’s which is a course not for the faint hearted, it takes courage and determination. Another highlight for the CWO was completing the Nijmegen march, which is a 100 mile march over 4 days, he said, "The best thing about it was all the food and free hugs people gave you. It made you feel part of the whole community.”

Reaching the highest rank in the Air Training Corps (ATC) means a lot to CWO McCrudden. He explained that being part of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) for past six year has given him the opportunity to develop as a person and help others improve, the CWO finds this a very fulfilling feeling as it shows that his hard work has been worthwhile.

We wanted to know what CWO McCrudden thinks is unique about the ATC and why others should join, he said, "Everybody should join the ATC to learn life-skills which you can't gain from any other organisation apart from the ACO".

As well as learning a lot, CWO McCrudden has made many friends and memories he will never forget whilst being a member of the ATC, and he looks forward to the rest of his cadet career with 184 squadron.