ELLESMERE Port Air Cadets face an uncertain future due to a shortage of staff.
With 45 cadets on parade and only three uniformed staff and three civilian instructors there are not enough workers to go round.
The 1074 squadron has continued to grow since Flight Lieutenant Karen Illston took over as Officer Commanding in September 2007 and has the potential to be one of the top squadrons in Merseyside Wing.
But without more staff the fun and exciting activities the cadets can take part in off the squadron are limited.
As a result they are appealing for responsible adults over the age of 20 to join as volunteers.
Warrant Officer (ATC) Anna Jackson said: “Being a member of staff in the Air Cadets is a great thing to do.
“I get great satisfaction from being able to make a difference to the young people we work with and to see them taking part in some of the activities on offer to them gives me a real buzz.
“I have been a member of staff for 14 years and whatever job I do or wherever I live I plan to make sure I stay involved in the Air Cadets.
“One of the highlights for me has been helping supervise cadets on a paragliding course in Mid Wales. To see the cadets flying around under their own steam is amazing.”
Volunteers do not need any military experience but must be capable of working with young people and will have to have CRB checks carried out.
If you are interested in getting involved, phone 0151 355 7271, 07711 356541 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.1074sqn.org.uk