Aircraft recognition is a visual skill taught to military personnel and civilian auxiliaries since the introduction of military aircraft in World War I. Within the Cadet organisation it is mainly used to promote aviation within the CCF(RAF) community.
Aircraft Recognition is a corps subject and is a very important skill being an air cadet. Don't forget that Aircraft Recognition origninated from the forces, to help determine friendly from foe. The RAF want to pass on this very valuable skill but for completely different purposes. (Not for war purposes of course)
These days aircraft recognition is used in competition within the cadet organisation. Each squadron or Unit can enter teams and individuals to compete in competitions held within their wing, Region and nationally which are held every year. This gives cadets the chance to compete against each other to become air rec champions.>
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