RAF News 14 Jan 2022 Edition 1527

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Royal Air Force News Friday, January 14, 2022 P17

Graduations

REVIEWING OFFICER: AVM Colin Da’Silva PHOTOS: ANDREW WHEELER

Silva lining as 84 new officers graduate from RAF Cranwell

INSPECTION: RAF Police Sergeant makes sure graduates pass muster

Cranwell EIGHTY FOUR new officers recently graduated from RAF College Cranwell. Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Air Vice Marshal Colin Da’Silva was the Reviewing Officer at the graduation of The Queen’s Squadron; consisting of officers from Modular Initial Officer Training Course Number 8, Specialist Officer Initial Training Course Number 6 and Reserve Officer Initial Training Course Number 67. AVM Da’Silva said: “It was a great honour to be the Reviewing Officer for No 8 Modular Initial Officer Training Course, No 6 Specialist Officer Initial Training Course and No 67 Reserve Officer Initial Training Course and to see them celebrate the result of their hard work. “I was truly impressed by the high standards of dress and drill displayed on the parade and I was uplifted by their collective sense of enthusiasm and optimism for the future. “The graduating officers have coped well with the additional challenges of training in a Covidsafe environment and shown a level of flexibility and resolve that shows that Cranwell continues to attract, train and graduate the officers that we need. “May they move forward in their careers with the cheerfulness, curiosity and resolve that they showed today. I wish them all the very best of luck in their careers.”