Former Stamford Air & Defence College and Level 3 Computing student, James Boreham, has completed his Phase 1 training at RAF Halton.
James, alongside his fellow recruits of Douglas 705 Intake, took to the Parade Square, where RAF Music Services supported the cohort’s striking passing-out parade. As the graduates stood in proud formation, aircraft from RAF Brize Norton performed a flypast, emblematic of their careers ahead. Friends and family shared in the spectacle, with official photography documenting treasured moments of loved ones reunited.
Stamford College’s Air and Defence College provides employer-led education and technical training for 16 to 19-year olds. The unique and innovative model is designed to create secure career paths in the RAF and Aerospace Industries. Like James, many graduating students have gone on to complete RAF Basic Training, whilst others have progressed into apprenticeships, employment, or further study.
James is due to start his Phase 2 training at RAF Cosford as an Aircraft Technician (Avionics) in due course. The current cohort of Air & Defence College students hope to catch up with James during an upcoming visit to the Station.
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