621VGS News

News from August 2017

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by admin

Sadly the organization forced 621 VGS to say goodbye to CI Neville Cullingford on Saturday.   On his last day as a staff member at 621 he was awarded his long service award by the CO.  Celebrating 24 years service to the Air Cades with a cake (which certainly packed a punch).

Neville, pictured on the left, has been an invaluable member of staff at 621 VGS.  Back in 2004 he attended one of the summer courses as an admin officer, he must have enjoyed it as he returned for the following courses until he joined 621 as a CI in 2006.

Retrieving gliders, transporting cadets, ploughing through filing, updating manuals through to trawling the squadron archives to get published the squadron history – he has helped with every aspect of the operation to keep us and more importantly the cadets flying.  He has dedicated his time doing mostly jobs none of us wanted to do and was always entusiastic about doing it.  He will be missed.

Despite not being allowed to be a part of the VGS movement, he intends to continue to pass on his enthusiasm for aviation to Air Cadets at a local squadron.  We will no doubt see him soon – with cadets in tow.

Nev – Thank you for all your hard work and the contribution you have made to 621 VGS.

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 by admin

We had a weekend off last weekend as our CGS supervisory staff were away on a expedition to St Athan.  This weekend however, the three aircraft flew 77 launches flying just over 10 hours!