Career in RAF off to flying start

RAF hopeful Amy Middleton
RAF hopeful Amy Middleton

A WHITBY sixth-former who wants to be an RAF doctor has won a bursary to help her follow her dream.

Amy Middleton (17), a pupil at Whitby Community College, is one of 25 young people from around the country who have been awarded £1,000.

She has already completed a week-long adventure training course at Bramley Lakes Adventure Training College which saw her take part in climbing, canoeing, abseiling and expedition planning exercises designed to develop team-work and leadership skills.

The money will now be used to aid her academic development and help her learn about working for the Royal Air Force today.

Amy of Mulgrave Road said: “It taught me a lot about teamwork and leadership.

“The course stretched me and made me push myself to do things I might otherwise never have done.”

Retired Wing Commander Pat Carter, who set up and helps runs the courses at the training centre, said: “We get the very best youngsters here, and we encourage them to identify not only their strengths but also their weaknesses. They have been selected from hundreds of applicants, so they have already done very well to get this far.

“This course has been designed to take them further still so that they and we can identify their full potential.

“We have the cream of the country’s young people coming here, and many of them will go on to have highly satisfying and successful careers in the RAF.”