470 (Falkirk) Sqn welcomes the top brass!

470 (Falkirk) Sqn rolled out the red carpet recently to welcome the Regional Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Group Captain Sohail Khan. The Squadron was being inspected after being nominated as the South East Scotland Wing representative for the Lees Trophy – a competition to find the best ATC squadron in the UK.

“ The team at 470 were notified shortly before Christmas that we had been nominated as our Wing candidate for this year’s Lees Trophy. We are particularly delighted with this nomination, as it is the second time in recent years, with our first in 2018 where we went on to win the Morris Trophy as Best Large ATC Squadron in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

A lot of work has gone on in the background preparing the unit and polishing our training programme, all to demonstrate why we’re proud to offer one of the best cadet experiences in the Corps.”

Flt Lt Colin Gray, Officer Commanding

For Group Captain Khan’s visit, cadets carried out some drill training, and then demonstrated classes in Cyber, Space and flight simulator training. Just some of the many training subjects taught at 470, one of the key reasons why they had been nominated.

Flt Lt Gray receiving the Lee’s Trophy nomination certificate for South East Scotland Wing.

470 recruits new cadets twice a year and are holding their next open night on Tuesday 20th February 2024. The Air Cadets are open to all young people from the age of 12 (S1) to 18.