Douglas Intake Graduate – RAF100
Douglas Intake marched onto the parade square as the first Graduation in the Centenary year of the Royal Air Force. Of the 86 personnel on Parade eight of them were presented with trophies an awards by Reviewing Officer, Air Vice-Marshall Martin ‘Sammy’ Sampson DSO CBE MA RAF, Director MODSAP. Musical accompaniment was provided by The Band Of The Royal Air Force Regiment under the direction of Flt Lt Tom Rodda BMus (Hons) BSc BD RAF. The fly past was bya TornadoGR4 from 9 Squadron based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
Flight Commander, Flt Lt Galbraith BEd (Hons) QTS RAF, led the Parade out on to the Henderson Parade Square in overcast weather, the Queen’s Colour was borne by Fg Off McQuade BA RAF, Colour Warrant Officer was WO Dick escorted by Sgt Deacon and Sgt Lewis.
AVM Samson addressed the gathered recruits, staff, family and friends, saying: “It is a pleasure and an honour to attend the Graduation Parade today of Douglas Intake in this our 100thAnniversary.”
Trophies and Awards were presented to:
AC Emily Hutchinson was awarded The Halton Aircraft Apprentice Shield. Awarded to the recruit who has displayed the highest overall standard of effort, determination and achievement in physical education.
AC Daniel Heap – Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Trophy, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 7 Flight.
AC Thomas Griffiths – The Station Commander’s Cup, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 8 Flight.
AC Amy Bruce – The Halton aircraft Apprentice Trophy for a high standard in Drill and Deportment and The Mayor Of Aylesbury Trophy, awarded for the best overall performance in all aspects of training on Number 7 Flight
AC Newman – The Rothschild Trophy, Awarded to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in Initial Force Protection Training and The Dusty Miller Trophy, as voted for by their fellow recruits.
AC Emily Mainwaring – The Lord Lieutenant Of Buckinghamshire’s Trophy for the best overall performance in all aspects of training on Number 8 Flight
Finally The Lord Trenchard Trophy awarded to the Flight whose performance has been the best overall in general service training and general service knowledge. It was awarded to No 7 Flight and collected on their behalf by AC Bird.
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100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
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