RAF News Edition 1539, 1 July 2022

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Royal Air Force News Friday, July 1, 2022 P23

Graduations

The prize winners n L AC WO

ODWARD

n L AC CH

ALMERS

n L AC VIC

KERY

n L AC SW AIN

n CPL GA

RWOOD

HEAT IS ON: Graduates parade in scorching temperatures at Honington, where the Reviewing Officer was AVM Harvey Smyth, below left, who addressed new Gunners and families, below

Welcome to the RAF Regt family Newest Gunners graduate CONGRATULATIONS GO to the 15 members of Trainee Gunner Course 5-21, El Alamein Flight; the newest members of the RAF Regiment to have graduated at Honington. Each graduate is welcomed into a family corps dedicated to the delivery of Force Protection to Royal Air Force assets on a global scale. On what was then the hottest day of the year so far the new graduates were joined by loved ones on the Parade Square. S q u a d r o n Commanders and Warrant Officers from RAF Regiment Units receiving the new Gunners also met and welcomed

new arrivals and their families after the event. They were on hand to answer any questions that the graduates or families might have before they arrive at their new squadrons. The Reviewing Officer was Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, the UK’s Director Space. He congratulated the new recruits on their future roles within the RAF Regiment. On graduating the

Gunners are posted to either 1 Squadron RAF Regt at RAF Honington, 2 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Brize Norton), 15 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Marham), 34 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Leeming), 51 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Lossiemouth) or The Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regt, RAF Northolt). Further congratulations go to the Prize Winners: Frank Sylvester Trophy: LAC Woodward, best all-round

Trainee Gunner. The RAF Regt Association Trophy for Drill and Deportment: LAC Chalmers. WO Ramsey Physical Development Cup: LAC Vickery. LAC Beard Recruits’ Trophy: LAC Swain, voted by course peers as the most inspirational and supportive member of the Flight. SAC Luders Champion Shot Trophy: LAC Woodward. Cpl Bradfield Trophy: Cpl Garwood, top JNCO of the course.