High flier starts Army training

Former Dronfield air cadet Oliver Kenyon has begun his training for a military career.

He has joined the Army Air Corps and is being put through his paces at a training centre in Pirbright.

During his four years with 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron, Oliver reached the highest cadet rank of Cadet Warrant Officer, completed his bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and re-qualified as a Corps Marksman, the highest marksmanship award.

Between cadet events, Oliver, 19, completed a BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Uniformed Public Services at Chesterfield College.

On his final parade night, Oliver received a certificate of recognition for ball his hard work with the squadron, presented by Flt Lt Steve Broomhead who said: “CWO Kenyon displays a fantastic cadet CV and has inspired younger cadets at the squadron to get involved and follow in his footsteps aiming for the top! We wish him all the best in his career with the Army Air Corps and thank him for all the effort he has put into the squadron.”

CWO Kenyon added “the Air Cadets has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It’s not only just given me hundreds of exciting opportunities and experiences but it has also given me the ground skills to help with my future in the Army”

Anybody interested in joining the local Air Cadets Squadron should contact 01246-410174 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm Mondays and Wednesdays or email 1890@aircadets.org. To join you must be aged between 13 and 17 years old.