News & Events
02 July 2010
A former Commanding Officer of 614 (Wethersfield) Volunteer Gliding Squadron has reached a landmark 10,000th glider launch.
Squadron Leader Terry Horsley began gliding as a Flight Staff cadet with 614 squadron in 1968. He held various positions there, including Flight Commander, before taking over as Commanding Officer towards the end of his career.
His wife Mandy was also a member of the VGS and followed in her father’s footsteps, as he was also the 614 OC.
Flight Lieutenant Graham Hayes; Tech Officer, DCFI and the longest serving member of the VGS was requested to be on board during the flight.
On completion of the flight Sqn Ldr George Capon, current Officer Commanding 614 VGS presented Terry with a congratulatory bottle of champagne.
A delighted Sqn Ldr Horsley said: “I am extremely proud to have achieved this number of launches and without the cadets arriving at the VGS every weekend I would not have been able to fly these launches, so thank you to all involved.”