CI Charlie Owen
CI Charlie Owen joined 148 (Barnsley) Squadron in November 2012 at 13 years old. During his time as a cadet, Charlie rose to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer ageing out in March 2019 on his 20th Birthday. Charlie then chose to become a Civilian Instructor who is responsible for the training and development of probationary cadets. Charlie’s other responsibility on the Squadron is Media looking after the Website, Social Media and Photography. These two roles combine to create a really active role on Squadron. Charlie is a very active Squadron Staff member who supports these two roles and also off squadron supporting cadets on visits to Airshows, Museums and Wing Camps.
Charlie’s cadet highlights include receiving his Gold Duke of Duke of Edinburgh Award at Buckingham Palace, supporting the Wing DofE Team on various courses as well as completing other DofE Staff Qualifications such as the ITT and Managing a Group courses. Charlie has also taken on the role of “Mr Vice” at the Squadron’s Dining In Night one year. Charlie has also been an active member of the Squadron Band and played at many events including the ATC75 Parade in Doncaster, Battle of Britain Parades and Armed Forces Parade. Charlie also attended many camps including the Corps Drill and Ceremonial Camp and performing a Continuity Arms Drill Sequence in front of Commandant Air Cadets and AOC 22 Group.
Outside of the Squadron Charlie is a keen rock climber who climbs through is University Society. Charlie has also volunteered with the Duke of Edinburgh Award at his University Windsor Head Office, St James Palace and Buckingham Palace.