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Spring Clean… and Paint!

Article posted: Mar 24, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Just before Christmas, Hamilton Squadron underwent a redecoration programme with both internal and external decoration. Last time the unit was decorated was back in 1995 when the building was moved from Corby to Hamilton. The unit underwent a major redecoration after a fire while it was located in Corby.

The Building itself is 42 years old and was in desperate need of a face lift. All though the building is solid she needed a bit of TLC after over 16 years of use at Hamilton.
The Majority of the work was carried out during December and early January with the painting of the internal offices, classrooms and utilities. The internal decoration was done by the staff and a select number of cadets. A week was spent preparing the walls, painting, installing projectors and networking, even the bad weather was not going to stop the programme of works.

The unit was almost ready for the New Year with just a few final touches needed to the offices and internal doors. Come early February Phase 2, the external decoration witch was done by contractors, this gave the unit that really fresh and modern feel.
Now the final phase is underway with a new kitchen and a final spring clean ready for the squadrons Annual Inspection in April.

OC 2502, Flight Lieutenant Andy Faulkner said, “Many hours (and Days) have been spent getting the squadron up to scratch with modern clean facilities, especially in the classrooms and main hall. I would like to thank all involved. The squadron looks fantastic and light, well done everyone.”