IIf you don’t wish to become an instructor, but you still want to be a part of the Squadron, we’d welcome you as part of the Civilian Committee. This is a group of local people (mainly parents) who have an interest in helping the unit but don’t want to become CIs. The Civilian Committee is a check and balance on the uniformed staff, and makes sure that the Squadron is being run in a correct and proper way. They are also responsible for the finances of the Squadron; organising fundraising events like bag packs and also generating funds from grant applications and contacting local businesses. The committee also run some of the parent’s events like the quiz night and the Christmas Dining In for the cadets. Some committee members take on extra responsibility for a particular project (eg. grant applications, or helping to organise a cadet activity) or role (Chair, Treasurer or Secretary) but others are general committee members.
The committee meets roughly every six weeks, at the Sqn. HQ and on a parade night so it is convenient for parents. The meetings are very informal and there is always tea and biscuits of some sort! There is no commitment to attend every meeting, so if you can only get to the occasional one please do so. Any questions about the committee please contact our Chairperson, Mr Shearer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.