FLINTSHIRE cadets had the opportunity to undertake a leadership training scheme.

The air cadets from Mold squadron attended RAF Cranwell, the RAF’s officer training centre, to spend a week on the arduous air cadet leadership course.

This week-long course teaches and tests leadership skills in a tough environment with exercises and leadership command tasks, during both day and night.

Two 17-year-old Mold Alun High School Sixth Form pupils, Sergeant Matthew Cox and Corporal Caitlin Fudge, both impressed their training officers sufficiently to pass the course - Matthew with a merit award.

The cadets then ‘passed out’ (a parade to celebrate their success) on the very parade ground that newly qualified RAF officers do at RAF Cranwell, in front of parents and friends.

In the future Matthew is hoping to join the military, whist Caitlin hopes to go on to university to study physics.

The Squadron meets in Mold on Tuesday and Friday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm.