Royal Air Force News Friday, October 8, 2021 P23
Graduations REVIEWING OFFICER: Air Cdre Thomas Burke casts an eye over the new Gunners PHOTOS: CPL JAMES LEDGER
RAF Honington welcomes 37 rookie Gunners to the ranks PRIDE: Families and loved ones
THIRTY SEVEN members of TG 1-21, Salalah Flight became the newest members of the RAF Regiment after graduating at RAF Honington. Reviewing Officer Air Commodore Thomas Burke, Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, said: “The 37 newest members of the Corps should be immensely proud today. This isn’t simply the end of 20 weeks of demanding training, each has earnt the coveted Royal Air Force Regiment ‘mudguards’ that signify their specialist skills and professional quality. “I was delighted to be invited to be the Reviewing Officer and to share in their achievement with families, friends and
On graduation the LACs are posted to either 1 Sqn RAF Regt at RAF Honington, 15 Sqn RAF Regt (RAF Marham), 34 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Leeming), 51 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Lossiemouth), 63 Squadron RAF Regt (RAF Northolt) or 4001 Flt (RAF Honington).
INSPECTION: Passing muster
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The prize winners were: Frank Sylvester Trophy: LAC Fellows – best all-round trainee. The RAF Regt Association Trophy for Drill and Deportment: LAC Bartell-Ramirez. WO Ramsey Physical Development Cup: LAC Coles. LAC Beard Recruits’ Trophy: LAC Nunn – most inspirational and supportive member of the Flight, as voted for by their peers. SAC Luders Champion Shot Trophy: LAC Piper. Cpl Bradfield Trophy: Cpl Walker – best Corporal Instructor.