On Monday 21 October the Squadron saw the formal passout parade for No 73 Recruit Flights. After a packed 6 – 8 months of training the cadets were posted into the main 2 Flights on the Sqn. Their training has consisted of learning about the ATC and RAF, Weapon Training, use of radios, Expedition Training, Drill, Sport, and Airmanship, having the opportunity to take part in powered flying and rifle shooting, and completing a recruit training weekend at Crowborough Training Camp.
Their proud parents watched a drill display by the cadets and were then given a presentation of what their young people had achieved and the opportunities open to them in the future by Plt Off Myles Webb and the Section Commanders (Cpls Davies, Raj, Outzen and Muscas). The Flight was then marched onto the Sqns Final Parade and the cadets welcomed to the main Sqn by the OC, Sqn Ldr Jerry Godden, and then posted to their new Flights, where a bright future awaits them. A number of cadets were presented with awards; for Shooting – Cdt Khan, Best Cadet – Cdt Coote, Best Drill – Cdt Gohil S, Best Exams – Cdt Al Masur, Best Sport – Cdt Ogunbambi.