Recently the Regional Civilian Committee Chairman Group Captain Graham Bowerman attended Rutland squadron to present awards and certificates to over half the squadron.
Gp Capt (rtd) Bowerman who lives in Rutland was invited to his local sqn to see the cadets at work and then present certificates along with a promotion to Cpl for Cadet Luke Seaton-Browne.
After presenting the awards Gp Capt Bowerman said “Although I’m the Civ Comm Regional Chairman for all Sqns in the Central & East Region, it’s really nice to come down to my local Sqn and see what you do. The awards you have received tonight are hard earned, so be proud of them”.
The Commanding Officer Flt Lt Paul Bowden (whose promotion has recently been televised – see March 15 post) said “It was great for the Regional Chairman to take the time to come down to Rutland Sqn and present awards to cadets. For the cadets meeting Gp Capt Bowerman, it helps them understand that we are part of a much larger organisation. It doesn’t matter whether you are part of a small or large sqn everyone is important.”