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YJA tackles Rugby League

YJA tackles Rugby League

The main RAF website’s rugby league page states: ‘Every season the focus is on winning the Inter Services, developing players, maintaining a strong fixture list and providing an environment that allows the players to express themselves and feel proud to be representing the Royal Air Force.’ Whilst reporting on the 2-day UPS event at RAF […]

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Reaching for the Sky with the RAF

Reaching for the Sky with the RAF

On a visit to RAF College Cranwell, YJA caught up with recruitment officer Adam Kirkpatrick, who explained all about his job: For six months a year, in a specially kitted out lorry, Adam travels the country to talk to young people who may be interested in applying for a job in the Royal Air Force. […]

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YJA on the UPS: Hospital Emergency

YJA on the UPS: Hospital Emergency

The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security, involved 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed Forces, Ambulance or Security Services, compete in a range […]

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YJA on the UPS: Orienteering

YJA on the UPS: Orienteering

The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security Ltd, involved 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed Forces, Ambulance or Security Services, compete in a range […]

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YJA on the UPS: Marching Drill

YJA on the UPS: Marching Drill

  Recently, RAF College Cranwell hosted the Uniformed Professional Services Competition (UPS) between colleges from across the East Midlands. Tasks included CSI, First Aid, security event (clue finding and mystery solving) and…… marching drill! Recruits in most modern militaries are taught drill to teach them how to work and move as a team. For the […]

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YJA on the UPS: Police and CSI

YJA on the UPS: Police and CSI

  Click here for a YouTube film!   The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security Ltd, involves 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed […]

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YJA on the UPS

YJA on the UPS

Just had confirmed an exciting 2 day residential which will see YJA establish a media team at a youth event being staged at RAF College Cranwell. On 23/24 April, the entire team of our 12 journalists from Year 7 at QEGS, Alford will be based at the famous air base to cover the Uniformed Public […]

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RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Three

RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Three

Towards the end of term, The Young Journalist Academy (YJA) was invited to RAF College Cranwell to report on a special event entitled ‘Women and Careers in the Royal Air Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Ellen Lavelle, a second year undergraduate at Warwick University, was YJA’s representative and has filed a series of articles based […]

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RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Two

RAF Careers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part Two

Towards the end of term, The Young Journalist Academy (YJA) was invited to RAF College Cranwell to report on a special event entitled ‘Women and Careers in the Royal Air Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Ellen Lavelle, a second year undergraduate at Warwick University, was YJA’s representative and has filed a series of articles based […]

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Orla meets new Commandant

Orla meets new Commandant

Last week YJA was been granted an interview with the Commandant of RAF College Cranwell. Orla, a Year 8 at Alford’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, met Air Commodore Chris Luck whilst reporting at the County Finals of the Young Enterprise competition. The college is renown for providing world-class training to new recruits, which in the recent […]