Maddie stated that” it feels a real honour to be awarded this opportunity, the interview was hard but a really valuable experience because it felt like i really had to know my stuff and present myself well, a bit like a tough job interview. I am looking forward to starting the scholarship in the summer, i really enjoyed the last time i went gliding and learning to go solo is going to be really exciting.”
The award is presented in memory of Wing Commander Ralph Reid-Buckle MBE by a board of trustees made up of retired officers from the AIr Cadet Organisation. It consists of a Bursary available to all eligible cadets in South & East Midlands Wing and Trent Wing and provides £500 worth of Gliding Instruction at a Civilian Gliding Club. Those with the right aptitude get the opportunity to attain their solo gliding wings!