Q3 Academy have become one of the latest schools to become signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Academy signed the covenant at a special event held at their open day at their site in Great Barr, and have committed to support the Armed Forces community through a number of written pledges.
The covenant was signed by their Head of School, Mr Mark Arnull, and co-signed by Wing Commander Andy Kime from No. 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserves, and Wing Commander Martin Larwood-Hughes, Wing Commander of the Q3 Academy Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Members of their cadet detachment and representatives from the Royal Navy also attended the event to show their support for the signing.
Their Combined Cadet Force is a Royal Air Force detachment which has gone from strength to strength since forming in September 2017.
The CCF (RAF) aims to offer an exciting and challenging cadet experience, based around flying and aviation and so inspiring young people to learn and develop new skills.
The Academy was recently awarded their Defence Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme Award – the first level of award which recognises and rewards employers for their support and commitment towards the Defence community.
To find out more about the Combined Cadet Force visit our webpage here. To find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, or how you can pledge your support to the Armed Forces community, visit our website here.