During the first week of the October Holidays the RAF Section held a Leadership and Method of Instruction Cadre (MOI) in Gordon Barracks.

As our RGC Combined Cadet Force (CCF) cadets become more experienced, they take on extra responsibilities and have further opportunities to develop their self-confidence and leadership skills. 

Throughout the year, all CCF RAF cadets take part in command tasks and other military themed exercises designed to develop teamwork and leadership. Taking part in this training can help cadets gain promotion within the CCF depending on each cadets’ performance. 

Good leadership is not just about living by our values and standards, it’s also about behaving in the right way. The Air Cadet Leadership Code sets out seven ways that good leaders behave and these behaviours are the same for our RAF Cadets.

We expect to see good Leaders who always:

  • Lead by example
  • Encourage thinking
  • Apply reward and discipline
  • Demand high performance
  • Encourage confidence in the team
  • Recognise individual strengths and weaknesses
  • Strive for team goals

Our senior cadets had the opportunity to then teach their MOI presentations to our younger cadets, helping them to complete their First Class Cadet training. We were pleased to be able to award Blue Leadership badges to the cadets from S4, S5 and S6 who successfully demonstrated their ability to lead a team.

Leadership and MOI training develop transferable skills which encourage our pupils to raise personal and shared attainment and to reach their full potential at school and in later life.

Thanks are due to Flt Lt Rhodes, Plt Off Forbes and WO1 Sumner for devoting holiday time to this valuable exercise.

CCF RAF cadets focus on leadership skills
Combined Cadet Force RAF Section Leadership