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Hospice educator qualifies as sergeant with the Air Cadets

Unless otherwise stated, images by Gordon Elias, Team Leader, Photographic Department, RAF College Cranwell, Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 8HB.St Catherine’s clinical educator Anthony Walsh is celebrating becoming a fully qualified Adult Air Training Corps Sergeant with the Air Cadets.

Anthony – who works in the hospice’s education team teaching members of the community, local colleges, universities, and care homes about first aid and specialist end-of-life and palliative care – attended a ceremony at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire where he was presented with a certificate by the wing commander.

Anthony, from Blackburn, explains: “I started with the Air Cadets in 2013 as a Civilian Instructor at 1262 Blackburn Squadron, which is part of Cumbria and Lancashire wing. I taught first aid and generally helped out on the squadron.

“In 2016 I decided to go into uniform and I recently completed my Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Staff Initial Course (SSIC) in March to become a fully qualified Adult Air Training Corps Sergeant.”

He added: “It’s an honour to be involved with the Air Cadets and I feel really proud to have achieved this certificate. I’m looking forward to my future and progressing through the ranks.”