WELL done to Vikki Thorpe, above, on passing out at RAF Cranwell. As a 16-year-old she was truly a person with her head in the clouds and now five years later she has achieved her ambition to gain a full-time career in the RAF. This surely is the calibre of young students that should be encouraged to succeed in their chosen field of expertise and not discouraged, like two other students who were denied advancement, with possibly many others who have not been reported in the media.
The first was because of a burglary conviction, which he truly regretted, and he was denied a place at one university but thankfully, after no doubt weeks of uncertainty, he has been accepted at another.
The second has been denied the opportunity to achieve her ambitions solely because her parents have degrees, in order that someone, whose parents were less able, should take her place, and this reason, in the perverse way of thinking by today's politically correct establishment, could only be just a cover-up for the real failures in the dumbing down of early education.
Again, well done to Officer Vikki Thorpe and to all other students who realise their ambitions despite the hurdles of New Labour's 'Education Education Education'.
Wal Baglin, 5 Chaffinch Drive, Castle Bromwich.