October 20, 2015

Cadet Sergeant Robert Morrison is the new Station Commander’s Cadet at RAF Lossiemouth.

Robert (18) was selected from around 240 Air Cadets of the Highland Wing of the Air Training Corps, with his positive attitude and stand-out personal qualities winning him the prestigious appointment.

A member of 1731 (Isle of Lewis) Squadron ATC, Robert was welcomed onto the Station by Group Captain Mark Chappell (pictured above) on October 7 and spent the morning accompanying him on his duties. In the afternoon, Robert enjoyed a visit to 6 Squadron where he was shown around the Squadron’s Typhoon fighter jets and met the  personnel who fly and maintain them. He was also shown the station’s Tornado simulator.

The position of Station Commander’s Cadet provides the person selected with a unique opportunity to experience aspects of the Royal Air Force that few other Cadets encounter. During his year-long appointment, Robert will gain insights into life at RAF Lossiemouth as one of the RAF’s main operating bases, and will accompany the Station Commander on various official engagements.

The ATC is sponsored by the RAF and gives its Cadets hands-on experience of activities and courses that challenge and develop their skills and help them to succeed in whatever they want to do in life. And it’s not just the Cadets who benefit: the Air Training Corps is always on the lookout for adult volunteers who are seeking a rewarding and challenging role in helping young people achieve their full potential.