XXIV Squadron Historical Highlights

The current high tempo of Operational commitments could not stop personnel from Number XXIV Squadron having a double celebration this week.

The first being the official opening of the Squadron’s new History Room by Air Commodore Paul Oborn who formerly held the position of Officer Commanding XXIV Squadron.

Following the move of the Squadron HQ building, the Squadron had been unable to display its ever-increasing range of memorabilia. However, the Squadron Historian, Flight Lieutenant Mark Brodie was keen to take up the offer of accommodation from the C130K Ground school, and with his team, he transformed the room to allow the Squadron the opportunity to display its proud heritage.

The second occasion was the handover of the role of the Squadron WarrantOfficer. The Squadron Warrant Officer is a pivotal role on any Squadron, with duties range from ensuring discipline to ‘guiding’ Junior (and sometimes Senior) Officers through their careers. Master Air Loadmaster Pat Blake has excelled in the role of XXIV Squadron Warrant Officer over the past few years, during which time he has executed his duties both in the UK and around the world. As Pat Blake looks towards his retirement from the RAF, he hands over the baton to Master Air Loadmaster Al Meadows who looks forward to being the guardian of the Squadron’s reputation for high standards.

Matters of historical significance are of huge importance to military personnel, and these occasions could not pass unnoticed.

With thanks to RAF News Site

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