A rainswept 450 (Kenley) Sqn ATC Headquarters was the venue for the 2011 Annual Formal Inspection. An AFI is mandatory in the Squadron calendar and is a time when the Squadron is formally reviewed and inspected by a senior officer or local dignitory.
It is also a chance for the Squadron's members to show their families and friends what they do within the ATC.
The reviewing officer this year was Squadron Leader David Ratcliffe RAFVR(T), who is Deputy Wing Staff Officer for East Area of Surrey Wing.
After an inspection, Sqn Ldr Ratcliffe was asked to present the following awards / prizes:
LEADING CADET BADGE: Cdt McGuirk and Cdt Cook
SENIOR CADET BADGE: Cpl Moffar, Cdt Lucas, Sgt Caplin
MASTER CADET BADGE: Cpl Sheeran, Cpl Black, Cpl Hall
BEST NEWCOMER 2010 / 2011: Cdt Aylen
MOST IMPROVED 2010 / 2011: Cdt Lucas
BEST CADET: Cdt Simpson
BEST NCO: CWO Stride
BEST ATTENDANCE: Cpl Hall & Cdt Kimber
BEST SPORTSPERSON: Cdt Simpson
Cdt - Cpl: Cpl Lucas
Cpl - Sgt: Sgt Wand, Sgt Hall, Sgt Moffat
Sgt - FS: FS Caplin, FS Cogswell
A very big well done to every cadet who attended the AFI, but particular congratulations to those who were recognised for their efforts.
Photographs of the event are now available through the GALLERY page of the website.