Former Air Cadets graduate RAF Cranwell

23 Jul 2020

RAF College Cranwell is a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire with a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundations as a Royal Navy Training Establishment in 1916. It was the world’s first Air Academy and today, it continues to select and train the next generation of officers and aircrew. It is also home to No 3 Flying Training School which delivers the elementary flying training for fixed wing and multiengine student pilots from the RAF, Royal Navy and Army Air Corps, No 6 Flying Training School which oversees all University Air Squadrons in universities across the UK and the Tedder Leadership Academy.

We are proud to announce that four of our former ATC cadets have recently graduated RAF Cranwell into full service with the RAF.

FLYING OFFICER JACK WEBB-MACLEOD

Flying Officer Jack Webb-MacLeod graduated from the Royal Air Force College at Royal Air Force Cranwell on Thursday 16th July 2020.

Jack aged 23 from Groby, Leicestershire, attended Loughborough College before studying at the Aston University, Birmingham for a Bachelor of Engineering in Design Engineering.

Prior to joining the Royal Air Force, Jack was a member of 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron, Air Cadets.

Jack has commissioned as an Engineering Officer and will now begin the next stage of his training.

Flying Officer Webb-MacLeod said: “I am extremely pleased to have commissioned as a Junior Officer in the RAF.  It has been an ambition of mine to serve in the armed fores since I joined the Air Training Corps.  I look forward to all the opportunities in store for my future career as an Engineering Officer”.

 

FLYING OFFICER MARTYN MATT

Flying Officer Martyn Matt graduated from the Royal Air Force College at Royal Air Force College Cranwell on Thursday 16th July 2020.

Martyn aged 23 from Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex attended St Richards Catholic College, Bexhill before studying at the University of Southampton for a Masters degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Prior to joining the Royal Air Force, Martyn was a member of 2262 (Bexhill) Squadron, Air Cadets.

Martyn has commissioned as an Engineering Officer and will now begin the next stage of his training.

Flying Officer Matt said: “In these exceptional times it is important to celebrate our graduation in an extraordinary manner.  It is a shame not to celebrate with family and friends in attendance, but compared to the sacrifice and hardship so many are going through during this time it is an honour to be able to graduate with a parade at all.  I am excited to begin my career in the RAF at the end of a 7 year journey that began at the end of secondary school”.

 

PILOT OFFICER MATTHEW HILLIER

Pilot Officer Matthew Hillier graduated from the Royal Air Force College at Royal Air Force College Cranwell on Thursday 16th July 2020.

Matthew aged 19 from Burbage, Wiltshire and attended St John’s School, Marlborough. 

Prior to joining the Royal Air Force, Matthew was a member of 2293 (Marlborough) Squadron, Air Training Corps.

Matthew has commissioned as an Air Operations Control Officer and will now begin the next stage of his training.

Pilot Officer Hillier said: “I would like to thank my friends and family for supporting me through my training”.

 

Pilot Officer Joshua Davies

Pilot Officer Joshua Davies graduated from the Royal Air Force College at Royal Air Force College Cranwell on Thursday 16th July 2020.

Joshua aged 20 from Telford, attended Haberdashers Abraham Darby Sixth Form in Telford.

Between 2013 and 2019, Joshua was a member of 83 (St Georges) Squadron, Air Training Corps up until he joined the RAF.  Having reached the rank of cadet Warrant Officer, Joshua was the Lord Lieutenants cadet for Shropshire in 2019.  He became a staff cadet at 8 Air Experience Flight at Royal Air Force Cosford in 2019.

Joshua has commissioned as an Air Traffic Control Officer and will now begin the next stage of his training.

Pilot Officer Davies said: “Standing on College Hall parade square to commission has always been a dream of mine ever since I took part in the Air Cadet 75 parade at RAF College Cranwell. It’s a big achievement for me because throughout my time at school I was told that I wouldn’t be able to get the qualifications I needed to become an officer in the RAF. However, after working hard during my GCSE’s and A Levels, I have been able to achieve my dream and commission into the RAF”.

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