It was a huge achievement for me to carry the Olympic torch and experience the Olympic spirit.
The atmosphere in Mansfield was electric, the Olympic spirit and excitement to get a look at the Olympic flame and torch.
It was a true honour to be part of the journey to London in Britain’s proudest year to shine.
I didn’t tell the Squadron that I had been selected (they knew I’d been put forward) I wanted to see their reaction when I bought the torch in and I can tell you it was well worth the secret! We had the ACO photographer at the Sqn and everyone had their picture taken with it
Cdt Jack Burrows