A new Junior Ranks' Welfare Facility was opened at RAF Cosford to coincide with National Inclusion Week.
The Oak (for permanent staff) and the Apprentice (for students) opened yesterday following months of hard work from the project team and outstanding support from charitable partners, the Nuffield Trust, RAF Benevolent Fund, Compass Group and the RAF Apprenticeship Fund.
Air Marshal Sir Baz North was a champion of the project from the early stages and he formally opened the facility.
‘I first visited Cosford 10 years ago when I was AOC 22 Gp and I remember that this wasn’t a very nice facility. What a transformation this is today. As a trustee of The Nuffield Trust, it is great to see the £314,000 the charity has donated being used so wisely for the benefit of our junior ranks, both students and permanent staff. I congratulate those who have put in so much effort, passion and energy in order to make the extremely taut deadlines in order to open the facility on time.'
The state-of-the-art facility offers the traditional fare one might expect but the added bonus of multiple large screens for sport and an eGaming room, coupled with a great food menu, ensures that it will be popular among some of our youngest Royal Air Force people.