Douglas Intake graduate Basic Training

  |  Published: Sep 15th 2017

Douglas Intake, Course 597, have Graduated from Recruit Training Squadron this week, in front of family and friends, after ten weeks of basic training at RAF Halton.

The weather held out despite showers earlier in the day and so a fly past by a Hercules from 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force Brize Norton took place.

Air Commodore Al Seymour, Air Warfare Centre Commandant, acted as Reviewing Officer and commended the Intake on the standard of the Parade.  He welcomed them to the Royal Air Force family and wished them well in their Phase 2 training.

Musical accompaniment was from the The Royal Air Force College Band with band master Warrant Officer Laidler.

Air Commodore Seymour presented Trophies and Awards to recipients, who were:

AC Willis was awarded The Halton Aircraft Apprentice Shield. Awarded to the recruit who has displayed the highest overall standard of effort, determination and achievement in physical education.

AC Terrington –  The Halton Aircraft Apprentice Trophy, awarded to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in drill and deportment.  

AC Eccles -  Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Trophy, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 1 Flight.

AC Norbury – was awarded two trophies, The Station Commander’s Cup, awarded for displaying the greatest effort and determination on Number 8 Flight and the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire’s Trophy awarded for the best overall performance on No. 8 Flight

AC Hatt – The Rothschild Trophy, awarded to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in Initial Force Protection Training.

AC Avinou was awarded two trophies, The Mayor of Aylesbury Trophy, for the best overall performance on No7 Flight and the Dusty Miller Trophy, for the recruit who has shown the greatest willingness to help others as voted by their fellow recruits on the Intake.

Finally, The Lord Trenchard Trophy awarded to the Flight whose performance has been the best overall in general service training and general service knowledge was awarded to No. 8 Flight and collected on their behalf by AC Speakman.

Douglas Intake is named after Leading Aircraftman Robert Douglas for ‘conspicuous gallantry displayed in an attempt to save lives of two fellow airmen at Kohat, India on the 13th June, 1930’. He was awarded the Medal of the Military Division of the Most excellent Order of the British Empire.  (Later commuted for the George Cross)

Born April 1906

Died 10 August 1959

Age when awarded: 24.

 

Pilot Officer R A Herod

present colours
parade with flypast
parade with aircraft
award winners
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