Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 years

Last weekend the local branch of the Air Training Corps celebrated 25 years in existence. Started by RSA stalwart Bill McDougal and WW2 Hurricane pilot Howard Hinton, this erstwhile organisation has provided opportunities for young people to get out and about, and get experience of Airforce life.
However, the organisation would be nothing without motivated people to run it. During the celebrations, a presentation was made to Squadron Leader Jill Checketts, for 12 years of leading this group. Described by senior members as 'a brilliant Squadron Leader' she was honoured by the organisation, her family, the Airforce, and the local community. All well deserved.
In the above photo, Warrant Officer "Buzz" Harvey pins the long service badge on the lapel of Jill Checketts.

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