The sun made an appearance again this week as Pearson Intake, Flights 11 and 12, Graduated from Recruit Training Squadron. A total of 58 Recruits marched out on to the Henderson Parade square in front of family and friends behind Flight Commander, Flt Lt Ash David. The Queens Colour was paraded by Fg Off Craig Nicholls supported by Colour Warrant Officer, WO Jim Dick and Colour Escorts FS Pete Cowan and Sgt Neil Williams. Number 4 Squadron, RAF Valley, provided a Hawk T2 flypast.
Reviewing Officer for the Parade was Air Vice-Marshall Susan Gray, Air Officer Commanding 38 Group, who was escorted by Cpl Alex Leonard. She presented trophies and awards to the following recipients:
AC Holtby, who was awarded two trophies, The Rothschild Trophy, awarded to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in Initial Force Protection Training, and the The Station Commander’s Cup, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 12 Flight.
AC Ray also won two trophies, The Halton Apprentice Shield awarded to the Recruit who displayed the highest effort and determination in physical education and The Dusty Miller Trophy, awarded to the Recruit who has shown the greatest willingness to help others as voted by their fellow Recruits on the Intake.
AC Kashoekk – The Halton Aircraft Apprentice Trophy, awarded to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in drill and deportment.
AC Halliday – The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Trophy, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 11 Flight.
AC Alder – The Mayor of Aylesbury Trophy, for the best overall performance on Number 11 Flight.
AC Davies – Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire’s Trophy awarded for the best overall performance on Number 12 Flight and finally
The Lord Trenchard Trophy – awarded to the Flight who have been the best overall. It was awarded to 12 Flight and collected on their behalf by AC Colvin.
Musical accompaniment was from The Band Of The RAF Regiment under direction from WO Craggs.
The Station Commander’s Engagement Guests for the day were the outgoing Master and Mistress of the Merchant Taylors Peter and Pam Magill.