Have been perusing ACP 20 with interest today as I have a cadet coming up to 17.5.
When it talks about staff cadet qualifications, the very last entry is ‘any other qualification that adds significant value to the squadron’ - what is this? Can anybody give me examples of where cadets have been retained using this last category?
Due to other commitments (skilled sportsman, musician, etc, very involved at school AND has a weekend job), said Cadet has missed most weekend courses. Family spend their holidays in foreign climes so Cadet also misses most of the summer training programme. Cadet doesn’t have much in the way of badges to show their ability either, and because they’ve missed chunks of parade nights, is still only 1st Class.
I’m not interested in a debate about 1st Class NCOs, or whether staff cadets should exist or not. I’m after specific examples of qualifications that have been used as evidence to keep 17 year old cadets in the organisation. PM if some are too outing.