It was a final march for Flight Sergeant Matt Baguley (18) as he took part in the Battle of Britain parade last Sunday. After enjoying nearly 6 years as a member of 2229 (Loughborough) Squadron, it was time to move on and take up his role as a student at Exeter University, where he will be studying Diagnostic Radiography. Matt is well respected and liked by cadets and staff at the squadron, and his sense of fun and leadership skills will be sadly missed.
He was particularly involved with the marches available to cadets, and had completed the Nijmegan, Izjer and Death marches, which were a great accomplishment. He also achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and will take with him all the skills and confidence given to him over the years as an Air Cadet.
As a founding member of the Corps of Drums, he headed Sunday’s parade for the last time in uniform. There was an emotional farewell presentation held for him on Monday night at the squadron– and he stressed to the younger cadets that they should take up the many opportunities available to them through the Air Training Corps, as he had done. He ended the evening being doused with water by the NCO’s!