|623 Squadron Mildura||
All new members of the Australian Air Force Cadets start off as a Cadet or CDT for short.
After successfully completing your first stage of training which typically takes 12 months, cadets are reclassified to Leading Cadet or LCDT for short. Promotions after Leading Cadet are on a competitive basis and Leading Cadets must complete a Promotion Course before being promoted further.
Any LCDT can apply for the Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course. A cadet's Commanding Officer (CO) reviews the LCDT's application, and, if successful, endorses their application, to attend a promotion course (held during school holidays) conducted by their Wing. Occasionally cadets get the opportunity to visit interstate for the course.
During the recent July 2014 school holidays, cadets from 6WG (SA) and 8WG (NT) joined together at RAAF Base Darwin, to undertake their JNCO Course. Their final parade was inspected by a very special reviewing officer, the incoming Director General Cadets – Air Force (DGCADETS-AF), Air Commodore Terry Delahunty, AM.
General service training, or GST camps are held during June and September holidays on RAAF Bases around Australia.
On GST cadets have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of both the Australian Air Force Cadets and the Royal Australian Air Force by living “on base” for 8 days.
Cadets develop their skills through classes run by senior cadets as well as visiting a variety of career paths that are possible through the RAAF, including Air Traffic Control, School of Navigation, Fire Section, Defence Section.
These camps also provide cadets with some exposure to career paths the RAN and the Army.
This recent GST was held at RAAF Base Darwin.
DO YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON WHAT CADET TRAINING SHOULD BE IN THE FUTURE?
Who should do the survey?
All Cadets who have completed a subject at their Squadron from January 2013 to June 2013 need to complete this anonymous survey about their experiences.
This survey will take at least 30 minutes and is for Cadets only. Do it now as the survey closes on 01 September 2013.
New Award have been announced recently by the national commander GPCPT (AAFC) Ken Given. Cadets are encouraged to log onto cadetnet and assess if they meet the criteria for these new awards. If you believe you are eligible please complete the AAFC Individual Proficiency Award Assessment Form and speak with the 623 SQN training officer (TRGO).
Please use the new TR-66 form. These forms are only to be used in-lieu of being able to access them through CadetOne.
Use this when you are unable to make it to parade or activity.
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