In late July Cadets and Staff from 241 joined the Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Stewart, and a representative of the 6 regional Commanders, Civilian Committee Chairman, a Warrant Officer from Liverpool and the Corps Chaplin at the Ministry of Defence Building at Whitehall in Central London.
The pupose was to enable the various member of the Air Training Corps family to be represented as the Commandant presented the outgoing Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Glen Torpy with a ceromonial sword, specially commissined by the Air Cadet Organisation, to thank Sir Glen for his stalwart support of the Air Cadets during his term as CAS.
Sir Glen chated to all present after the presentation during which all of the cadets and adult staff gave a brief overview of what they have got out of the Cadets and RAF. The CAS was no stranger to the cadets as he presented the Lees Trophy to us in 2008.
The OC 241, Sqn Ldr Godden said “this was a signal honour for us to represent the cadets and staff of the whole Corps in thanking the CAS for his efforts on our behalf, and Sir Glen showed a genuine interest in each of the cadets and their experiences”
The photos show the Cadets with Sir Glenn and his new Sword, Sir Glen chatting with Cdts Mandalia and Richards, and a group shot with Air Commodore Stewart outside the Battle of Britain memorial on the Embankment.