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Find out about about
JUNIOR LEADERS
in the Air Training Corps
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Junior Leaders

The Ultimate Air Cadet Course!

Older cadets can apply for battle camps with the RAF Regiment at RAF Honington, or for the excellent Junior Leaders Course. Many graduates of the Junior Leaders course have gone on to be RAF aircrew, RAF Regiment officers, or Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines officers.  In April 2007, two of our cadets graduated as Junior Leaders - one of them gained the Cross Trophy for Outstanding Leadership. Both came in the top ten of the graduates, and both were asked to return as instructors on the next JL course.

The Junior Leaders (JL) course can be summed up in one word: challenging. An individual's mental determination, physical ability, confidence, leadership and teamwork are all tested and, in many cases, pushed to the limit. This course is not for the faint hearted.

Over eight months, the course aims to develop and nurture qualities in the students such as leadership, teamwork, integrity, maturity and as well as a keen interest in developing themselves and their squadrons. The forums through which the students were expected to demonstrate these traits included presentation skills, interview skills, field craft, physical training, navigation, weapons handling and social etiquette.

Cadets gather from all over the country for the course to take up the challenge.

After completing the difficult Core Skills Phase and the physically draining Field Leadership Phase, only one hurdle stands between each Junior eader and the coveted DZ flash (see left). The gruelling Test Week culminates in a 9 day exercise. One successful completeion, JL's will stand together as Qualified Junior Leaders, graduating from the toughest course in the Corps.

The Junior Leaders is a development course aimed at the Senior NCOs of the ATC. Spread over nine weekends, the Junior Leaders is designed to motivate and assess its students through a variety of forums, ranging from presentation skills, leadership, social skills, and field craft skills encompassed by physical training.

The directing staffs (DS) have a vast range of expertise either from serving n HM Forces or as managers in commercial business. The Junior Leaders is a national organisation supported by the RAF, the RAF Regiment and carries the ILM (Institute of Leadership Management) and Heart Start First Aid qualifications for its graduates.

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