Cadet Flight Sergeant Georgia has been appointed to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer
3 February 2023
Georgia C has been leading the CCF RAF Section since May 2022 and, in recognition of her exemplary service, her appointment to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer has been sanctioned by the Contingent Commander, Lt Col Gates.
Her role in the CCF involves liaising with CCF staff, organising weekly activities, leading cadets, teaching lessons and, most importantly, setting high standards and maintaining morale when Friday afternoons are cold and wet!
She joined the CCF RAF Section in Year 10, having already attended a week-long camp at RAF Henlow in the summer of Year 9. At the end of Year 10 she was promoted to NCO and, to quote the then Flight Lieutenant Lawes, “Never have I seen a Year 10 pupil come in and smash it quite like Georgia.” In Year 11 she successfully applied to the Air Cadet Leadership Course at RAF Cranwell. The course was sadly cancelled due to Covid but, not willing to sacrifice her cadet career to the pandemic, she completed the Leading Cadet syllabus online and returned (in person) in Year 12 to receive promotions to Corporal and then Sergeant. The highlight of Year 13 has been selecting, training and polishing a team of cadets to compete in the Royal Air Squadron Trophy competition, where the Gresham’s team were placed 4th overall (one place short of reaching the national competition).
By virtue of her involvement in the CCF RAF Section, Georgia has also been involved in the United Kingdom Cadet Rifle Team and has represented the British Cadets Rifle Team.
Georgia said of her achievement, “the CCF is a fabulous way to develop useful life skills and I can see now, as I think about life beyond Gresham’s, how valuable my many CCF experiences have been.”