203(R)Sqn Celebrate 100 Years of Service History


:slight_smile: Well, I never thought the picture would turn out so good, i’m the one on the right presenting my painting to the Squadron Commander, it was full, exciting and happy experience when ex members came together to exchange stories, some meeting for the first time.
I started my life as an ATC cadet at Pendeford (Wolverhampton) in 1955, very different then of course, but to all the cadets of today I would like to say this.
History of the RAF and it’s squadrons is an integral part of your future career, and it’s to you that we ‘older bods’ look to, to keep the memories alive, for without your help to preserve them, all the efforts of those from the past will mean nothing.
I was a rigger, and proud to have served, and had the opportunity to enjoy my passion, aeroplanes, no matter what type, of which there were many during my 12 years, the best of which was the Shackletons of 203 Sqdn.
I wish all cadets the very best of luck in whatever capacity you choose.