Highland cadet rewarded for dedication to ATC

Robert receives his award from Lossiemouth CO Mark Chappell (pic: Cpl Dave Blackburn)
Robert receives his award from Lossiemouth CO Mark Chappell (pic: Cpl Dave Blackburn)

A CADET SELECTED from 240 possible candidates was at RAF Lossiemouth recently to be appointed the Station Commander’s Cadet for 2015/16.

Cadet Sergeant Robert Morrison was chosen by Group Captain Mark Chappell from the 240 members of the Highland Wing, Air Training Corps for the position.

Robert, a member of 1731 (Isle of Lewis) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, demonstrated an overall positive attitude – and the excellent standards he held within the Air Training Corps made him stand out amongst his peers.

During his visit to RAF Lossiemouth he accompanied Group Captain Chappell on his duties in the morning and carried out a formal inspection of the RAF Police Dog Section and the Station Photographic Section.

In the afternoon he visited 6 Squadron to see Typhoon fast jets and meet the personnel who maintain and fly them. Robert was also shown the state-of-the-art Tornado training simulator used by Tornado pilots.

Cadet Sergeant Morrison was accompanied by his parents, Mary and Tony Morrison, and Flight Sergeant Cook of 1731 (Isle of Lewis) Squadron for his visit to the Moray air base. He has just finished school and is currently looking for work – but hopes to join the RAF in the future.

The position of Station Commander’s Cadet gives the incumbent a unique opportunity to experience elements of the RAF most cadets would not be able to see.

During his appointment Robert will be given a unique insight into the Royal Air Force and life at RAF Lossiemouth, and will accompany the Station Commander on some official engagements.