Three individuals from No 3 Welsh Wing have been recognised in the latest round of Air Cadet Air Commandants Commendations and awarded Certificates of Meritorious Service.

These include Squadron Leader Lorraine Flower, (pictured below) who has combined her air cadet work with her extremely busy day job working as senior practice manager within the NHS throughout the pandemic.

Sqn Ldr Lorraine Flower received a Commandant Air Cadets Certificate for Meritorious Service from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty in recognition of her 30 years exemplary service.

Lorraine has been an outstanding Officer within 215 (City of Swansea) Squadron, and within the wing she has also committed herself to a wide array of sports, in particular netball, where she has held the manager role for the wing, region and corps for over 25 years.

Also receiving a Certificate of Meritorious Service for exemplary service was Squadron Leader Rhys Thomas-Challenger. Rhys (pictured below) has totally changed the ethos of training within the Wing, spearheading many training opportunities for cadets and staff, giving hundreds of cadets the opportunity to learn, gain qualifications and grow as individuals!

Retired Warrant Officer Gary ‘Nev’ Neville, (pictured below right) who joined the Wing in February last year also received a Commandant Air Cadets Certificate for Meritorious Service from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

A former warrant officer with 37 years exemplary service with the Royal Air Force he brings a mix of discipline, empathy and management ability to help the Wing move forwards.

To receive a Commandant Air Cadets Commendation after a relatively short period of service is testimony to his impact, support and commitment.

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