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1279 Squadron Retain Their Gold Star

Article posted: Dec 10, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Pass

There has been a lot to celebrate for the staff and cadets at 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron over the past few months. Despite lots of changes in staff numbers and roles, as well as almost doubling their cadet numbers and keeping busy at lots of events, 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron recently managed to retain their ‘Gold Star’ status during their recent Regional Health and Safety Advisor visit. The squadron has undergone many changes recently including Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT temporarily taking command of the unit as well as Sergeant (ATC) Lynda Kinniburgh taking on the responsibility for Health and Safety at the squadron.

Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT, Officer in Charge, commented, “Sergeant Kinniburgh has performed brilliantly in the face of many changes and challenges especially considering that she has just taken this role on – there was a lot of things to do! With a number of new staff on the squadron strength and new cadet intake nights proving to be so successful, maintaining health and safety standards is of the utmost importance. Maintaining them to such a high degree is an impressive feat, not just for Sergeant Kinniburgh but for everybody on the squadron. We’re very proud to maintain our Gold Star status and we hope to continue to keep up the good work!”

Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT
1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron