Hospice educator qualifies as sergeant with the Air Cadets
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.”
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