Friday 24th June 2022
Today (23 Jun), 65 Officer Cadets from the RAF Officer Training Academy are flying high having graduated from RAF College Cranwell.
Air Vice-Marshal Alan Gillespie CBE MA BSc RAF, Director UK Military Aviation Authority, was the Reviewing Officer at the graduation of The Queen’s Squadron consisting of officers from Modular Initial Officer Training Course No 12 and Specialist Initial Officer Training Course No 7 from Royal Air Force College Cranwell on Thursday 23rd June 2022.
Air Vice-Marshal Gillespie said:
“It is a great honour to be the Reviewing Officer at the graduation of No 12 Modular Initial Officer Training Course and No 7 Specialist Initial Officer Training Course. Following what has been a challenging period for all, the Royal Air Force and wider society are enjoying a return to public celebrations as demonstrated by the recent Platinum Jubilee. In recognising the achievements of the Service’s newest intake of officers, surrounded by their peers, friends and family, I look forward to sharing in the pride felt by all on this auspicious day. This cadre of young officers will now continue through progressively challenging training before commencing front-line operations in support of UK interests across the globe. I wish them all the very best with their future endeavours. Per Ardua Ad Astra.”