Two more Australian Air Force Cadets from No 6 (City of Adelaide) Wing were interviewed recently by Fiona White of Radio Adelaide’s “Service Voices” regarding their service to the community and developmental opportunities.
CAPTION: Kyle Roberts as a 16-year-old Cadet Sergeant (2016) undergoing pilot training in a powered aircraft and, inset with Cadet Flight Sergeant Alex Burrow (centre) in the Radio Adelaide studio, with Service Voices interviewer Fiona White.
They explained that one of the benefits of service in the Australian Air Force Cadets was the opportunity to make new friends through participation in a range of fun and adventurous activities – as well as gaining a solo pilot’s licence before even starting driving lessons!
Alex Burrow, currently aged 18, is serving as the Cadet Squadron Warrant Officer and Assistant Training Officer for No 609 Squadron at Warradale Barracks.
Alex joined the AAFC in February 2014 and, through completion of residential promotion courses, has risen to now hold the rank of Cadet Flight Sergeant.
He has completed the Advanced Stage of the AAFC home training curriculum, has qualified for the Single Gold Rifle Badge through completion of the .22 Firearms Training Elective, and holds the Individual Proficiency Badge.
Kyle Roberts has just turned 18.
He enlisted in the Australian Air Force Cadets in August 2013, and has successfully completed three promotion courses to attain the rank of Cadet Under Officer (CUO).
Kyle has also completed Advanced Stage, is firearms qualified, and holds the Individual Proficiency Badge.
In addition, in August 2015 he was awarded his Solo Power Badge, for qualifying as a solo pilot in a powered aircraft.
Kyle currently serves as the Cadet Executive Officer of No 609 Squadron, as well as being the squadron’s Training Officer and Cadet Unit Safety Coordinator.
Service Voices (formerly Legacy Radio) presents news, views, perspectives and memories from the veterans, service, volunteer and defence communities. The program’s aim is to embrace oral history and contemporary perspectives.
In this interview, Kyle and Alex shared some of the great experiences they have had in a range of AAFC activities throughout Australia – from survival training exercises to aviation activities conducted by No 600 Aviation Training Squadron and the National Aviation Competition interstate.
Flying Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig, 6 Wing Public Affairs & Communication Officer, said, “These lads are part of the generation that will provide our future leaders. Judging from what they tell us, being in the AAFC gives them a solid foundation for that”.
Service Voices is broadcast on Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM in and around the Adelaide metropolitan area, on digital radio and online, with archived stories available online.
Alex and Kyle’s interview can be found here: