A Warwickshire air cadet has been named one of the top in the country.

Former King’s High School student Carina Yew Booth, 19, of 1368 (Warwick and Leamington Spa) Squadron has been named as the top female cadet in the Central and East Region of the Air Training Corps.

After achieving the highest rank of Cadet Warrant Officer, Carina was nominated for the award after her long list of achievements a Gold DofE Award, representing the RAF Air Cadets as a Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet and her sporting success as the top sports star in her wing.

Carina has also travelled to South Africa with the air cadets, completed an Air Experience Flight Scholarship and the Qualified Aerospace Instructor Course to deliver training to less experienced air cadets.

After being selected as the top in her region, Carina travelled to RAF College Cranwell where the top male, female and Combined Cadet Force (RAF) cadets took part in a ‘dragons den’ style questioning in a hope to impress the judges to be named the top in their category.

Despite not winning the ATC75 sword, Carina is still one of the top six female air cadets in the UK, beating off 31,000 other cadets nationally.

Carina said: “I feel immensely proud and privileged to be nominated for the award. To be recognised for something that I am truly passionate about is an honour and so I will treasure it forever.”

Carina is currently completing an Aerospace Engineering degree at Queen Mary University and hopes to join the RAF as an engineering officer.