1921 (Lewisham) Squadron is delighted to announce their formal adoption by the City & Central Branch of the Royal Air Force Association, on the eve of Armed Forces Day 2015.
The RAF Association is the leading charity that supports RAF personnel past and present â€“ ensuring that the commitment of our Armed Forces is matched by the community and support they receive. The Association offers help, advice and support to the RAF community, providing physical and practical support for those who need it most.
In the lead up to Armed Forces day, the Squadron and cadets have been delighted to join the Branch on parade in the City of London â€“ sharing in the Armed Forces Flag Raise at London’s Guildhall, and the presentation of a commemorative plaque to a local school to celebrate their two heroic Battle of Britain pilots. The formal association was cemented by a visit by Branch Chairman, Peter Ramrayka, and Secretary, Mike Saunders on Friday 26 June 2015. Peter and Mike were shown around the Squadron, before trying their hand in the Squadron’s flight simulator.
The highlight of the evening was the Squadron’s presentation parade, where a range of awards, classifications and promotions were being handed out. Peter and Mike were delighted to be able to present First Class cadet badges â€“ marking the start of the journey for several new cadets of the Squadron. On behalf of the RAFA City & Central Branch, they then presented a Certificate of Adoption to Flying Officer Wesley Pollard and the Squadron’s cadets.
Speaking on parade, Flt Lt Preece, the Squadron’s Commanding Officer reminded the cadets of the importance of family and the Armed Forces celebrations and welcomed the branch as part of the connection between the past, present and future of the Royal Air Force. We are honoured by the adoption, and look forward to working extensively with the Branch in the future!
More images can be found on the Squadron’s gallery.