This past Saturday I handed over command of the Squadron to the same young lady, now a Lieutenant. After three years of anxiety, self-doubt and constantly thinking that I've messed up, I realized that I had achieved all of my strategic goals, and many tactical objectives too. The Squadron has now 39 cadets on strength, more, younger staff and an engaged enthusiastic Support Committee of 11 for fundraising.
|As usual, the Squadron was well turned out and made me look good.|
|Signing the official documents|
|Handing the Squadron banner to the Area OC is the symbolic moment|
|My successor takes the responsibility|
The Area Commander gave me this nice tangible recognition of a job well done.
From the cadets a nice picture of a Spitfire for me and a bouquet of Air Cadet blue and yellow flowers for the patiently supportive Mrs. Rabbitman .