A young person who had a successful career as an Air Cadet contributing to his squadron’s achievements has been nominated for a Your Champions award.
2375 (Neston) Squadron ATC said goodbye to Cadet Warrant Officer Callum Reid as he turned 20 and retired after a successful seven years.
A squadron spokesperson said: "Callum has been a fantastic role model gaining his solo wings in both gliding and flying, his Silver Duke of Edinburgh award and numerous adventure training awards.
"His greatest achievement was captaining a team of four cadets in the annual Merseyside Wing adventure training competition which they have won four times in a row now."
After joining the Neston Air Cadets , Callum passed flying and gliding scholarships and gained BTEC diplomas in aviation studies and public services.
One of his crowning achievements came in 2013 when he graduated from the challenging headquarters’ Air Cadets junior leaders’ course and was also awarded the coveted Burgundy Lanyard.
His outstanding efforts during the course were further recognised with an award from the John Thornton Young Achievers’ Foundation which granted him a bursary to travel to Nepal and trek to the Everest Base Camp.
During his service with the cadets, Callum was also appointed Deputy Lieutenant’s Cadet by the Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire Mr David Briggs in a splendid ceremony in Chester. He also earned the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Merit.
The office, held for 12 months, involves providing ceremonial support to the Lieutenancy.
Callum said at the time: "It is an honour to be selected as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant’s cadet.
"This further enhances my achievements within the Air Cadets and I would like to thank all the staff at 2375 (Neston) Squadron who give up their time to ensure cadets can pursue their dreams and fulfil their potential.
"Being a cadet has given me many skills and qualifications that will be extremely useful in my future career.
"I look forward to carrying out my duties this year and to the opportunities it will provide."