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Military Education Committee for Wales reward youngsters with 2017 Awards

 

The Military Education Committee for Wales 2017 Awards have recently celebrated youngsters making positive contributions to the Armed Forces community.

 

Acting Pilot Officer (APO) John King [pictured below], who was second in the overall awards, was a part of a specially selected small group recognised for their significant influence to life as Reservists.

 

Rich Elford, the Officer Commanding of Universities of Wales Air Squadron, presented APO King with his award and a cheque at the annual summer ball of the University of Wales Air Squadron (UWAS), which was held last month.

 

Military Education Committees were formed when the War Office established University Officers Training Corps in 1908. They are currently extending their remit to cover Tri-Service units established under the Defence Training Undergraduate Scheme. Their major function is to serve as a single point of contact and channel of information.

 

UWAS was formed in 1963 and has been based at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan since that date. There are 14 University Air Squadrons at various locations around the United Kingdom, providing flying training for undergraduates.

 

Students may be RAF-sponsored whilst at university or just be keen in learning to fly with a possible view of applying for entry on graduation. Many ex-University Air Squadron students have gone on to achieve high rankings and distinguished careers in the Armed Forces or other industries equipped with their transferable skills.

 

(Monday 3 July 2017)

 

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