Challenge for 'high flyers'

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 January, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 January, 1996, 12:00am

IF you are interested in flying, overseas travel, sports, expedition, aerospace education and community service, now is the time to join the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps (HKACC).

The HKACC's No 204 (Nam Cheong Community Centre) Squadron is recruiting new members next month.

Form Two and above students from the ages of 13 to 18 who can speak and read Chinese and English are welcome to apply.

The main recruitment of the HKACC will start later in April.

Established in 1971, the HKACC has over 600 officers and cadets. As a voluntary youth organisation, the HKACC aims to promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation.

At the same time, it provides training to foster the spirit of adventure and to develop leadership and good citizenship qualities.

The organisation has been fortunate to obtain the patronage of Governor Chris Patten and has the benefit of a small subsidy from the Government to meet subsistence costs, such as the rent of its headquarters in Sung Wong Toi Road, Kowloon City.

The HKACC is made up of Wings and Squadrons. Squadrons meet regularly in uniform, usually on weekends.

During the meetings, air cadets receive progressive training in areas like map-reading, first aid, leadership, meteorology, aviation knowledge and foot-drills.

Every year, outstanding cadets are selected to participate in the International Air Cadet Exchange Programme overseas.

Other activities include an annual parade, summer camps, aviation camps, outings, leadership training camps and others.

Interested students can send in their particulars: English and Chinese name, date of birth, age, address, identity card and telephone number, school name and form level to No 204 Squadron (NCCC), Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps, Hong Kong International Airport, Sung Wong Toi Road, Kowloon.