Sqn Padre Retires

The Squadron said goodbye to Father Alan Cross on Thursday night. Father Cross has been the Sqn Padre since 1989 and has regularly attended the Squadron to see to the cadet’s welfare and personal issues. However, he is now retiring from the Parish, and to mark his service the Squadron presented him with a Squadron Plaque.
The Squadron also attended his retirement mass at St Barnabus Church on Sunday 24 Jan, parading the Squadron Banner for the service. Also present was the Bishop of Richborough, The Deputy Mayor of Redbridge and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Alan Hall.

OC 241 Sqn Leader Jerry Godden stated “Father Cross has made his mark on the Squadron and its personnel. We shall miss him and wish him well in his retirement”