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    National Recognition for RAF Cadet

    Tayla is one of five nominees for the Top Cadet in the CCF (RAF).

    Talya with Comdt Air Cadets Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty

    High-flying RAF air cadet Talya has been honoured at a national awards ceremony at RAF College Cranwell. She was one of 5 cadets nominated for the Sir John Thomson Memorial Sword for the Top Cadet in the CCF (RAF).

    All of the shortlisted cadets faced tough interviews in a “Dragon’s Den” style scenario, with nominees from each region put under intense questioning by a panel of judges. Whilst not winning the Sword, Talya gave a good account of herself, culminating with Air Marshal Stuart Atha promoting her to Cadet Warrant Officer - a great 18th birthday present!. The competition saw the winners beat 31,000 other air cadets from across the UK and abroad for their titles. 

    As one of the top five cadets, Talya will be formally presented with the de Havilland Medal at a ceremony at Old Warden Aerodrome on 8 July, where she will also have the opportunity to fly in classic aircraft on the day. In addition, as one of the five nominees, she will be called upon to represent the CCF at key national events over the next 12 months.

    Congratulations, Talya!