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New Officer Commanding for 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron – South & East Midlands Wing

New Officer Commanding for 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron

We are pleased to announce that Flying Officer Jake Foster has, this month, been appointed as Officer Commanding 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate him on his new position and wish him the best of luck.

Jake has been an adult volunteer for 6 years, having previously reaching the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer during his Air Cadet career. During his time as an adult volunteer, he has supported both 2418 (Sherwood) and 138 (1st Nottingham) Squadrons, where he has taken up a range of roles including Training Officer and Adjutant. These will put him in a good position for taking command of his new Squadron.

Beyond the Squadron, Jake is a regular at Wing activities such as Swynnerton Camp where he leads the Gun Run activity. He is also the Course Director of the Wing Initial NCO Course, which will be incredibly useful to aid the development of the cadets on his squadron.

Upon taking up the new post Jake commented “It’s a pleasure to be taking on my new role as OIC 504. The squadron is going from strength to strength and I’m excited for the future of the unit. Having been a cadet myself starting at 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron back in 2011 it’s been an aim to take on a unit of my own. After commissioning in 2017 and having held positions on staff teams at 2418 and 138 it’s going to be brilliant to work with a new and experienced staff team to keep pushing the unit forward and enable the opportunities for our cadets that I was given when I joined the RAFAC.”