Note written by OC 2028 Squadron -
Ladies and Gents, those of you who had the honour and privilage to be at the ATC75 celebrations at RAF Cranwell over the weekend should feel very proud of yourselves. Proud in so many ways, you were witness to the most incredible day, I know we all worked very hard but you did it with a smile and enthusiasm. Proud because what you were part of was was something very very special. We had elements of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly over us, we had the RAF Falcons bring the ATC75 Torch into the arena, we had the Red Arrows perform for us and we had the most amazing firework display to complete the day. Proud of who you are, with Air Cadets putting on a professional parade, perform a brilliant continuity drill display, the Air Cadet Marching Band and Pipes, the Air Cadet Concert Band, the list is endless. Proud because we had the Chief of the Air Staff and so many high ranking RAF Officers enjoy the parade and remark it was of such a high standard, it could have been the regulars!! Proud of seeing our Commandant actually come and join us on the Sunday for the FOD Plod and make such inspiring remarks about what we had done to make the event so successful. Proud that our Regional Commandant took time on Sunday to come and say 'thank you' for all your hard work. And proud that our Adjutant Flying Officer Thorns made it all happen through his hard work and dedication to the task. Finally, you hear and read this from me many times but I will say it again, I am always inspired and proud of you guys as your OC but over the weekend to be part of such a special event and work alongside you and other Warwickshire and Birmingham Air Cadets made me feel the proudest person on this planet. So remember you were part of History and be proud you are all Royal Air Force Air Cadets!!!!
A very proud OC, Flt Lt Moreton.