Marham Cadet Presentations

Last month, Cadets from Marham’s Air Cadet Unit had the opportunity to meet the Station Commander in both a formal and informal setting at a presentation parade. On this occasion, they were receiving certificates and badges for First Class, Leading and Senior Cadet classifications.

To achieve these awards, cadets had to study for and pass exams in a number of technical subjects including Principles of Flight, Aircraft Operations, Propulsion, Radio Comms, Aircraft Recognition, Navigation and RAF History. Those achieving Leading Cadet status also received the first stage of their BTEC qualification in Aviation Studies.

After the formal presentations and photo call, the Station Commander sat down with the cadets for an informal question and answer session over a cup of tea.

Group Captain Cooper said: “It was a great pleasure as usual to meet the cadets from 864 (Marham) DF, this time to present a number of certificates for a variety of tremendous achievements, and also to announce a promotion for one cadet to Flight Sergeant. I was impressed with the turn-out and the warm welcome.”

The lucky recipient of his Cadet Flight Sergeant’s stripes from the Group Captain was 17 year old Matthew Denyer from Heacham. This is becoming something of a habit for Flt Sgt Denyer as he received his Sergeant’s stripes from the previous Station Commander – Group Captain Rochelle.

The cadets’ Commanding Officer – Flt Lt Tony Hall said: “Once again, it was our privilege to welcome the Station Commander to one of our events. The cadets found it most inspiring to engage with Group Captain Cooper on a personal level and as a result I am sure that we will have a few more thinking about a career in the RAF.”

Boys and girls over the age of 13, from service and civilian families, who are interested in joining in the fun at Marham Air Cadets should contact Flt Lt Hall on 07900 518153 or by email at Due to recent postings, we also have vacancies for adult staff. If you are interested in helping out then please get in touch.

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