Double Fast Jet Graduation
The two fast jet training squadrons at RAF Valley – numbers IV(R) and 208(R) Squadrons – had a double celebration in June 2015 when fast jet trainee pilots from both units graduated at the same time.
To mark this event, the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach came to the Anglesey base to review the graduation.
RAF Valley station commander, and CO of number 4 Flying Training School, Group Captain Pete Cracroft said: “This was a special day for RAF Valley with both our squadrons graduating fast jet pilots together. For the young pilots setting off from Valley to their front line units this is a milestone in their careers, and all of us at RAF Valley wish them the very best for the future. The success of our six graduates is also testament to the dedication and hard work of our uniformed and civilian personnel on IV(R) and 208(R) squadrons, and across the station.”
Before the graduation ceremony, the six graduating students flew past families and friends in two “4-
Editor: Sqn Ldr Williams
Photographs: SAC Rob Travis
Top: Line up of OC’s instructors and students in front of aircraft. Left: 208(R) Sqn with Hawk T1, and Right: IV(R) Sqn with Hawk T2.
Lower: Back Row L-
This article first appeared on the Royal Air Force Website and the RAF Valley Website.