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Letter from the Squadron - 2005

As we go forward now into the summer itself, I am looking out of the window at low cloud, drizzle and driving winds, flying is temporarily on hold and we have the AOC s formal inspection tomorrow, it has been a challenging and interesting year with much change and uncertainty in the wider RAF. Here at Valley We have managed to maintain our focus, introduce and develop IAF training, resolve our previous manning difficulties and continue to deliver high quality training to a very wide range of pilots. As I said last year, morale is high and the flying remains great fun; we are confident that we can continue to uphold the finest traditions of the Squadron.

Finally, since this will be my last letter from the Squadron I would like to thank all the members of the Association for their support and encouragement over the past 2 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the contacts we have had, in particular at the Annual Dinner. I am sure that the strong links we have all enjoyed will continue in the years ahead and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this year’s get-together.

-  Wing Commander Nigel Clifford

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