Welcome to our Cadet NCO's! This are allows you to meet our senior cadets who help run the squadron, with different levels of responsibility.
The NCO team is the backbone of the squadron. Young people are rarely given such responsibility at a young age. The Squadron NCO team are responsible for assisting to run the unit every parade night.
Typically their duties involve:
- Formation of the unit assembly and dismissal parade
- Discipline, dress and deportment of the cadets
- Management of a duty "shift"
- Motivation, morale and welfare of the cadets
- Taking of the unit fire registers
- Updating the unit attendance register
- Health and safety check
- Allocating cadets to the unit cleaning rota
- Check the cadets cleaning of the building
- Security of the unit, it's personnel and belongings
- Immediate action in the event of a fire or fire drill
- Management of a flight or section
- Instructing cadets in correct foot and marching drill
- Advising adult staff of any potential problems or issues
The list is long and the work hard. Some non-NCO's see the role as glamorous and easy. That could not be further from the truth. Being an NCO involves a lot of hard work and dedication to the unit. It is not an easy ride being an NCO, but it does attract certain privileges.