Media Communications

The Wing Media Communications Officer (WMCO) is responsible for promoting the work of the Air Cadet Organisation within Cumbria and Lancashire Wing and so maintain public understanding, information and goodwill.The WMCO handles both external and internal communication with the media. We also have a website, which keeps the Internet up to date and full of information. The web site is viewed as an important medium to help keep the public and others informed on news and other issues, while providing information to staff and cadets alike.

The WMCO provides strategic practical support in the way of training and development, managing media interest and offering Squadrons help and advice on publicity. To keep track of all matters of media interest, the Wing Media Communications Officer encourages the use of computerised systems, in particular the use of email. Details of events, which could attract media interest, are circulated efficiently with this system.

During the year we work on training and development issues to provide staff and cadets with the skills to effectively publicise their activities and promote the organisation locally. One of our main aims is to help promote the activities of the RAF Air Cadets and achieve wider publicity of the value membership of the organisation gives. WMCO’s report on significant events within their level of responsibility and communicate through the chain of command as appropriate.

The Media Communications Office enables the public to take a closer look at what the RAF Air Cadets does best – providing a host of activities and opportunities for young people throughout the region, giving them skills and qualifications they can carry with them into either, a service or civilian career.

The Air Cadet Headquarters Press Office at RAF Cranwell provides advice to Regions Wings and Squadrons throughout the country on topics such as how to deal with TV and radio interviews, as dealing with the media with regard to national events. In addition they are the first point of contact for media enquiries in the event of an accident or similar crisis.


Wing Media Comms Officer

Flight Lieutenant White

07785 536732



Headquarters Air Cadets MCOMrs D Housby
Tel: 01400 267631